index
acts, 64, 66–69, 97–98, 208n9
the actual, 51–54
Adelaide Biennial (2010), 196
aesthetics, 61, 99, 103, 131, 137–40. See
also art; choice; taste
Agamben, Giorgio, 12, 173
agency, 39, 59, 61, 84; feminist theory
and, 5
analogy, 93
animals and animality: Derrida on, 11–
12, 15–16, 203n1, 205n7; freedom
and, 69; homes and, 183, 243nn42–
44; homosexuality and, 129–31; the
humanities and, 11–16; language
and, 18–22, 133–36; morphologies
of, 177–83; relative separateness of,
from humans, 4, 7, 86, 118–19, 169,
185–86, 203n1; rights movements
and, 15; sexual selection among,
126–32; Umwelt and, 173–77
The Animal That Therefore I Am (Der-
rida), 12, 15, 203n1, 205n7
Antigone (Sophocles), 152–53
antiracist theory, 6, 16, 91, 117, 148.
See also race
ants, 183–86, 242nn39–40, 243nn42–
44, 244n49
Anzaldúa, Gloria, 90
architecture, 170–72, 177–80, 183–86,
241nn33–36, 242nn39–40
art: animals’ capacity for, 169–74, 176–
87; definitions of, 135, 185, 191–92;
excess and, 7–8, 39, 42, 96, 171, 189,
191, 201, 242n40; life’s relation to,
38–39; science and, 49–50; sexual
selection and, 23, 122–36, 160, 169–
74; transformation and generation
within, 188–201; women’s, 193–
201; world, 188–201. See also di√er-
ence; excess; matter and materiality;
real; sexual selection
Australia, 8, 187–201
autonomy, 59–61, 68, 72–73, 75
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