Territorial Imperative

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The drive in animals and man to take, hold, and defend a particular area, zone, or turf
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the territorial imperative, whereby the individual struggles to claim and/ or defend his or her particular space (usually interior) and thus assert and/ or protect his or her identity;
This power is the territorial imperative, and it is the foundation of the solution.
In the end, he argues that US policy in the Middle East is guided by a territorial imperative to contain an emerging China.
These individuals are set in direct contrast to the "absurdly over-determined characterisation" (Jacobs 1987:33) of, for example, the Kloppers, who represent "the territorial imperative gone berserk" (Newman 1990:62).
Residents of this great, roiling, territorial imperative whose splashy crime stories, high-profile romances and oddball trends make news everywhere there is white space to fill.
TERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE (Mainichi Daily News as translated from the Japanese-language Mainichi Shimbun)
At a time when religion is easily becoming privatized and reduced to one's spiritual experience in carefully circumscribed times and places, the territorial imperative to be concerned with and to make a contribution to the good of the larger community seems terribly important.
Now, however, all the political parties in the Dail, including Sinn Fein, are campaigning for the approval of a deal which will rewrite their aim of a united Ireland in terms of requiring the consent of the people of the island, rather than as a territorial imperative.
These included Robert Ardrey's The Territorial Imperative (1966), Konrad Lorenz's On Aggression (1966), Desmond Morris' The Naked Ape (1967), and Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox's The Imperial Animal (1970).
That's about how Weddle sees Peckinpah's blind date with destiny--his territorial imperative writ in his own bodily fluids, his imprimatur left on cinema like some cosmic mark of Zorro.
However, this territorial imperative is an obstacle to the internationalization of securities markets, trade and industrialization of developing countries.
a) Categorical imperative o (b) Technological imperative o (c) Territorial imperative o
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