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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While they adopted some of its ethnic and territorial imperatives, they also pushed the PCN to adopt their own gender and income generation concerns.
But the Riordan-Wardlaw master plan to run a sputtering and unwieldy city government like an efficient corporation often was blindsided by the territorial imperatives of the council, who viewed the mayor as insensitive to the political realities of a big city.
Perhaps it is truer of this kind of historical writing than of others that the very subject of the writing--"Art"--is often held to be, in itself, most itself when not hemmed in by chronological frameworks or territorial imperatives of any kind.
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