INDEX
abjection: national, 93, 96, 180, 203; racial, 14,
19, 20–21, 45, 60–63, 69–70, 112, 166, 176,
178, 189, 190, 195, 197, 200–204; sexual, 15,
121, 179, 209n9, 252n17
Adam4Adam.com, 197, 251n6
Adventures of Iron Pussy III, The: To Be or Not to
Be (dir. Michael Shaowanasai), 179–86, 190,
222n42, 248–49nn25–29
Affirmative Blacktion: An Interracial Take-
over (dir. Doug Jeffries), 62, 67–68, 216n8,
220n33, 223n48
agency, 12, 20, 60–61, 73, 92, 119, 190; lateral,
21, 89; mastery and, 235n12; partial, 88, 204;
passivity and, 17, 132–33, 140, 156, 213n28;
pleasure and, 19; sexual, 70, 117, 143, 178, 185,
235n11, 249n29; social, 114, 145. See also Ber-
lant, Lauren; Sedgwick, Eve; Cheng, Anne
Ahmed, Sara, 176
Altman, Dennis, 227n14, 248n25
Anacleto (character in Reflections in a Golden
Eye): bodily comportment of, 75, 76, 86, 94,
106–7; bottomhood of, 74, 89, 97–98, 100;
as contrast to the military, 77, 94; dismissal
of character by gay critics, 73, 96; disapear-
ance of, 73, 90, 108, 229n29; effeminacy of,
72–76, 78–79, 83, 86, 225n5; and the English
language, 78; masculinity and, 85; perfor-
mance of Zorro David as, 92–97, 224n3,
230–31nn31–33; racial difference of, 76, 84,
89, 226n11; in relation to Major Weldon
Penderton, 97–98, 103–4, 106–7; relation-
ship with Alison Langdon, 72–73, 83–90, 94,
226n13, 228n16, 228nn20–21, 228–29n24,
229nn27–28, 230n30; significance of the
name of, 228n20; title of Reflections in a
Golden Eye and, 103
anal sex, 6, 74, 212n23; ecstasy and, 8, 13; eroti-
cism and, 3, 7–9, 74, 105, 243n46; fear of,
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