Abeng (Cliff ), 147n1
ability, 1, 14, 169–83
abjection, vii, viii, 57–58, 174, 209, 212, 215
Abrams, J. J., 194
Accrorap (dance company), 230–32
Adorno, Theodor, 176, 212
advertising, 223–27
aeg Live, 185–86, 191, 195, 203n7
aesthetics, viii, 3–4, 9–10, 53, 99–114,
130–33, 180, 227–30, 235–41
affect and affect theory, 1–2, 6–10, 184–85,
197–201, 223, 233–36
“African American” (name), 2
African American Lives (Gates), 39–40
African Americans. See blackness; specific
groups, institutions, people, and works
African Art in Motion (Thompson), 3–4
African Folk Tales (book), 35
African Grove Theater, 24
Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip Hop
(Osumare), 227
Africanist aesthetics, viii–ix, 3–8, 36, 77,
95–102, 107, 113n2, 223, 227–29
Afro- futurism, 12, 46–62, 141–47
Afro- Mexican settlements, 11–12, 26–32
Afro- pessimism, 37
Agamben, Giorgio, 183
agency, 64, 69, 110–13, 219. See also
blackness; embodiment; performance;
subjectivity
aids, 103, 153, 156n22
Ailey, Alvin, 102, 109
Alcott, Louisa May, 205
Aleong, Rhetta, 110, 112
Ali, Muhammad, 174
Allen, Lewis, 141
Allen, Tamara, 104, 106
“All Falls Down” (West), 144–45, 147
“All God’s Chillen Had Wings” (Hughes
and Bontemps), 135–36
Althusser, Louis, 171, 213. See also hailing;
interpellation
Amazing Grace (film), 204–5
American Anatomies (Wiegman), 92–93
“America’s Best Dance Crew” (mtv), 236
Anansi, 11–12, 33–44, 165
Anansi and Miss Lou (Miss Lou), 35
“Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom” (story),
33–34
“Anansi Becomes the Owner of all Stories”
(story), 33–34
Anderson, Chris, 192
Anderson, Marian, 219, 221, 221n4
Appiah, Kwame Anthony, 35–36
ashé, 13, 113
Atkinson, Lisle, 211
Atlanta Riot, 87
Atlantic Records, 221
Attali, Jacques, 213
aurality, 13–14, 100–102, 131, 133–37, 180,
185, 198. See also embodiment; music;
performance; sound studies
authenticity, 20, 35, 39, 41, 177, 195–97. See
also embodiment; identity
avant- gardism, 179–81, 184, 213
Avatar (Cameron), 192
Avila, Alex, 120–21
Awkward, Michael, 139
Baartman, Saartjie, 49
“Baby” (Little Richard), 173
Babylon Girls (Brown), 81n4
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