index
abject subjects: animacy and,
40–42; study of, 219–21
abortion, 235–36
Abotex Lead Inspector, 160–62,
172
academia: lexical acts and queer
theory in, 68–70; reclamation of
queer in, 63–67
accusative languages, animacy and,
25–27
act up, 61–63
adjectival queerness, 75–82
Adventures of Fu Manchu, The (dvd
collection), 119–21
Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and
the Crisis of Representation (Quay-
son), 220–21
affective economies, animacy and,
12
affect studies: animacy hierarchies
and, 30; Gulf of Mexico oil spill
and, 227; inanimate objects and,
214–21; stone butchness and,
216–21; toxicity and dynamics
of, 189–92, 203–6
African Americans: black termi-
nology reclamation and, 65–67,
73, 79–82; enfranchisement
of, 108, 111, 113; lead poison-
ing among children of, 166–68,
180–88, 252n15; nominalization
of, 73–75; queer lexicology and
vernacular of, 59–63, 83–84; ver-
nacular in literature of, 98
Agamben, Giorgio, 1, 92, 193,
246n6
Ahmed, Sara, 12, 259n4
aids crisis: life- death boundaries
and, 196; queer lexicological
evolution and, 61–63; queer time
concepts and, 218–19
“Akwesasne: Mohawk Mother’s
Milk and pcbs,” 208
Alaimo, Stacy, 204, 257n32
Alexander, Jacqui, 234
Allen, George, 13–14, 31–35, 39–40,
51, 53–55
Allen, Thad, 223–26
American Heritage Dictionary of the
English Language, 60
American Sign Language (asl),
52–55, 81–82
animacy theory: basic principles
of, 102–6; boundaries of life
and death and, 1–2, 4–7; defi-
nition of, 2–3; dehumanization
and objectification and, 42–50;
environmental toxins and, 16;
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