INDEX
A Cappella: Rehearsing for Heaven
(Tony Backhouse), 179
Aborigines, 183–86; and Survival
Day, 185
Africa, 26
African American literature, 12;
black poetry, 223; performance
of, 15, 223–28, 235–56, 252
Afrocentricism, 62, 69
AIDS, 17, 20, 46, 61–62; in Black Is
. . . Black Ain’t, 18, 21; and black-
ness, 21 n.7; as gay disease, 61,
325 n.33, 89; in Tongues Untied, 18
Alexander, Elizabeth, 40, 44
Amherst College, 234
Anglican Church, 174
Another Country (James Baldwin),
253; performance of, 253–55
Antitheatrical prejudice, 7
Appropriation, 3, 13; and blackness,
4, 8, 14, 15; politics of, 9
Asante, Molefi, 69
Australia, 16; and British propriety,
187, 207; history of criminality
in, 181–82; as secular culture, 175;
settlement of, 175; and treatment
of Aborigines, 182
Australia’s United Black Commu-
nity (AUBC), 194–96
Authenticity, 2, 16; and blackness,
2, 3, 11, 16, 25; and folk identity,
27; and gospel music, 190–206;
and heterosexuality, 58; and iden-
tity, 19; and masculinity, 74; and
race, 23; rhetoric of, 25
Backhouse, Judy, 164, 167, 172, 174,
188, 210
Backhouse, Tony, 162, 164, 173,
177–78
Baker, Houston, Jr., 224–25,
320 n.13
Bakhtin, Mikhail: and the grotesque
body, 127–28; and dialogism,
317 n.27
Baldwin, James, 1, 52–53, 55, 57; and
homosexuality, 4
Baraka, Imamu Amiri [LeRoi Jones],
13, 51, 57; and homosexuality,
58–60; and queerness, 13
Beam, Joseph, 101–2
Becoming, 42, 44, 46
Being, 42, 44, 46
Bendix, Regina, 5
Between Women (Judith Rollins),
105
Black Arts Movement, 24–25, 57,
59, 61
‘‘Black Bourgeoisie’’ (Imamu Amiri
Baraka [LeRoi Jones]), 24
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