Monthly Archives: January 2014

Territory

We have reached the point of realization that nothing is straight forward or as clear as we once thought. As Dr. Radil likes to put it, “clear as mud.” It has become a common, underlying theme, and we as geographers … Continue reading

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Territory

Territory is related to all the previous topics we have covered, the intersection of place, the state, and sovereignty. It is also as confusing as all these put together. It has both a physical meaning and a metaphorical meaning like … Continue reading

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Territory…where?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines territory in a couple ways. The first, and the way I think is the basic sense of what I believe fits the immediate idea of an area a state or institution holding power commands is:   “a … Continue reading

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Territory

It really is amazing how all the concepts so far have tied together. It strikes me with every reading we have. There is always a concept of a variety of understandings of one term. Only the broad idea can be … Continue reading

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Territory

Before reading this post, I want you to open a new tab and Google the word “territory”.  The first definition states that a territory is an area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state.  Breaking down the … Continue reading

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Territory…Another not so Straight Forward Concept

After reading the two articles on territory, once again it amazes me that “territory” isn’t as straight forward as I once believed it to be. In the Ansi Paasi reading, one of the first paragraphs goes into discussing this point. … Continue reading

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Territory (and a Demonstration of Why I Shouldn’t Be Up at 5 AM)

Quite frankly, I’m a little short of time and the Anssi Paasi reading has taken me 8 hours to digest and make notes on, so the 26 pages of Agnew will be read later. To dive right into Paasi’s reading, … Continue reading

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