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A Research Agenda for Territory and Territoriality

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A Research Agenda for Territory and Territoriality

9781788112802 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Storey, University of Worcester, UK
Publication Date: November 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78811 280 2 Extent: c 224 pp
This innovative Research Agenda draws together discussions on the conceptualization of territory and the ways in which territory and territorial practices are intimately bound with issues of power and control. Expert contributors provide a critical assessment of key areas of scholarship on territory and territoriality across a wide range of spatial scales and with examples drawn from the global landscape.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This innovative Research Agenda draws together discussions on the conceptualization of territory and the ways in which territory and territorial practices are intimately bound with issues of power and control. Expert contributors provide a critical assessment of key areas of scholarship on territory and territoriality across a wide range of spatial scales and with examples drawn from the global landscape.

After an introduction to shifting ideas of territory, territoriality and sovereignty, the book deals with territory in its more traditional macro-scale sense at the level of the nation-state before going on to explore questions of territory, identity and belonging at a more micro-scale focusing on issues of citizenship, inclusion and exclusion.

A Research Agenda for Territory and Territoriality will be a key resource for scholars and students in geopolitics and social and cultural geography, whilst also being a thought-provoking read for those interested in nations and nationalism, sovereignty, conflict, citizenship, and territory, place and locality.
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‘This terrific book demolishes the false but commonly held assumption that territory is merely the inert stage on which the real political or sociological action of life takes place. Its sophisticated analysis of fascinating and wide-ranging examples demonstrates that far from being a passive platform, territory is an active and contested element in so many of the dramas of our age. We forget this at our peril.’
– Nick Megoran, Newcastle University, UK

‘With wonderfully illustrative case studies, David Storey and colleagues bring us on an engaging intellectual journey. They broaden our critical reading of territory and territoriality, connecting to and extending a range of important debates in political and cultural geography, from nationalism and biopolitics, to sovereignty and violence. With the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the book feels even more important as contributors bring nuanced perspectives to the territorial strategies and socio-political conditioning of citizenship, belonging and exclusion.’
– John Morrissey, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Contributors
Contributors include: J. Agnew, N. Cunningham, S. Evans, N. Harmer, A.B. Murphy, A.Passi, D. Storey, A. Trauger, R. Yarwood
Contents
Contents:

1 Territory and territoriality: retrospect and prospect 1
David Storey
2 The history and persistence of territory 25
Alexander B. Murphy
3 The contingency of sovereignty 43
John Agnew
4 Nation, territory, memory: making state-space
meaningful 61
Anssi Paasi
5 Territory, identity and the UK overseas territories 83
Nichola Harmer
6 The politics of place: violence as a territorial marker 103
Niall Cunningham
7 Territory and food sovereignty 127
Amy Trauger
8 Territory, locality and citizenship 145
Richard Yarwood
9 Tenuous territories 159
David Storey
10 Bodies in space: new frontiers 179
Sian Evans

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