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: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins of Property & Nations.
"It was the beginning of nesting season, when the territorial imperative was at its height." To help reinforce the harassment tactics, Whitford invited the head of security at the corporate park to bring his two Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Stormy and Misty, on occasional weekends for impromptu goose-chasing.
TERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE (Mainichi Daily News as translated from the Japanese-language Mainichi Shimbun)
He indicates Faulkner's tangled obsessions: the focalizing consciounesses (Quentin Compson, Horace Benbow, Gavin Stevens), the palimpsests of titles ('The Dark House', 'As I Lay Dying'), the endlessly sliding fractal constellations of related novels (Sartoris/Sanctuary/Requiem and others), Faulkner's merging and rebounding voices; the ways his pastoral shifts into politics, myth into class relations, history into interpretation; the conflicts and surprising collusions between the technical and territorial imperative in his creative ambitions.
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.
Moreover, even those parties who had been advocating a larger territorial imperative, Likud and the National Religious Party, completely avoided "Greater Israel" slogans in the campaign, censoring out their darling West Bank settlements and focusing on nothing but "peace with security." Netanyahu himself emphasized throughout the campaign his commitment to the Oslo accords, meticulously refraining from pronouncing the slightest commitment to "Greater Israel" or to the settlements.
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
War, to summarize Robert Ardrey in his acclaimed work, The Territorial Imperative, is the most successful of all human cultural traditions because of its all-consuming satisfaction of the imperatives of identity, stimulation, and territory, evoked even more by the delusion of greater security.
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