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