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Disciplining the Nation: Considering the Privileging of Order over Freedom in Postcolonial Jamaica and Barbados


This article considers the popular preoccupation with order and discipline

over freedom in Barbados and Jamaica. I argue that the very emphasis on

order and discipline is a mechanism for classing and racing groups thereby

constructing their place in society. I draw on the meanings of freedom and

order that prevailed in the colonial Caribbean to provide a context in which

contemporary understandings emerged and which I argue require interrogation.

The article is concerned with contemporary forms of domination

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