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Index
Abject, defined, 57
Adulthood Rites (Butler), 144–45
A≈rmative action, 134
African American cultural production.
See Cultural production
African American identity: anatomical
markers and, 7–8; black nationalism
and, 99; blackness and, 1–2, 19; Black
Power and, 100; civil rights and, 96;
female, 115–16, 117; queerness and,
25; racialized, 155; sexuality and, 6;
slavery and, 49; stereotypes and, 159
n. 11; whiteness and, 7, 18–19
African American literature: blackness
in, 56; desire in, 83–84, 122; homo-
erotic/homosexuality in, 4, 61, 156;
incest in, 3, 4, 114–18, 127, 132–33,
143, 149–50; interracial sexuality in,
3, 4, 61, 72–73, 84–85, 155–56; on
lynching, 3, 4, 72; merit of, 80;
sadomasochism in, 3, 4, 20, 155;
science fiction, 118, 143, 145; sex-
uality in, 3–4; transgressive sex-
uality in, 20. See also Cultural pro-
duction; Slave narratives; and under
titles of specific works
Als, Hilton, 114–18
Anality, 13, 14–15
Andrews, William, 29
Another Country (Baldwin), 85, 86, 95–
108, 125; ending theme, 108; erotic
relationship in, 101–3; homosex-
uality in, 101, 104–5, 107; jazz in,
105–6; structure of, 100–101; sui-
cide in, 103
Antimiscegenation legislation, 7, 8,
53, 64, 72, 164 n. 18, 165 n. 19
Awkward, Michael, 130
Baartmann, Sarah. See Hottentot Venus
Baldwin, James: on black masculinity,
100; on black social advancement,
95–96, 108; critique of, 175 n. 45;
on homoerotic love, 4, 86, 100; on
incest, 118, 119; on M. Jackson, 152–
53; on slavery, 96; on struggle for
equality, 85, 96. See also Another
Country; Fire Next Time, The; Just Above
My Head
Barkan, Elazar, 55
Barnes, Elizabeth, 117, 127
Barry, Michael, 87
Barthes, Roland, 82
Baym, Nina, 79, 80
Beastiality, 39
Beauty, features of, 12
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