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SPATIAL FEATURES OF VIOLENCE AND POLITICAL CONTROL

Any male individual has a right to land in the place where, based on pedigree, he has a right to live. Upon taking up that right, he legally belongs to that village, and hence is under the jurisdiction of the local Danya. Should he commit a crime, or be accused of one, against someone from a different village – no matter where the crime takes place – he has to answer to the Danya of the victim’s village. He will have to do so if he wants to continue to live in his village and work the land he has been allotted. I argue that this is jurisdiction based on a specific organisation in the land, rather than an organisation of the land.