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With territoriality comes the sense of a safe-home basis wherein there is protection from enemies among humans and protection from predators among animals; in actual fact there is also protection from exploitation where one’s territory is free from invaders with ulterior motives. Space nonetheless goes beyond the physical and tangible social environs, it is said to be connected to behavior. Most times than not as humans, we often create surroundings and environments that are aimed at suiting our respective wants and needs; this eventually does have an impact on how we end up behaving. Additionally, there is often a direct relationship between ownership of space or a definite territory with power; such that power is expressed through the monopolization of space wherein some families have acres and acres of land in a prime area whereas the less fortunate or powerful are dispensed to adverse and hostile environments.
Alongside monopolization is ownership of space which reflects power through the setting of boundaries that then decide who is allowed in and who is not. Boundaries irrespective of their importance do create a sense of exclusion which is a bit risky as it breeds conflict between the included and the excluded. There are various forms of human territories in sociology; body territory, home territory, public and interactional territory. In this paper, however there will be a discussion on the observations made from the social interactions that go on in the interactional territory as well as in the body territory.
It refers to any area or piece of space in which a social gathering may convene and take place; in every given interaction there is often some sort of boundary in place, though not too obvious nor officially set from the beginning to the end. For instance, in a party there are certain boundaries that
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