INDE X
Note: Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
absence, 31, 40, 114, 169–70, 222
Adorno, Theodor, 69
aferdu, the (Moroccan concept), 26
African mi grants in Eu rope, 63–64
After Life (Hecht), 146
Agamben, Giorgio, 106
aids fiction. See fiction about aids in
Cape Town, South Africa
Allada, Benin, 178
ambiguity, Derrida on, 51
anthropology: actuality and, 19; back-
story and, 170–71; ethnographers as
children, 15; fidelity and authentic-
ity in, 49–51; intercessors and, 117;
life and text, creation of connections
between, 30; literary, 3, 48, 51, 54,
60; literary impulse and reflexive
turn in, 3; the other wise, tending,
171; poetry left behind for, 13;
practical means of going forward vs.
embourgeoisement of, 61–64; rel-
evance of, 7–8; responsibility and,
21–24; speculative, 133; subjectivity
and, 85; writing and, 12–15. See also
ethnographic writing; ethnography
Anti- Oedipus (Deleuze and Guattari), 126
aporia, 55–56
arará, 178
archipelagos, ethnographic, 25–26
archive: act of reading and critique of
constructing, 43; ambivalence as
curator of, 37; childhood memories
of, 33; closure, absence of, 47; de-
fined, 30; ethnography and, 30–31;
fragmentation of, 38, 40; of Inuit
letters, photo graphs, and recordings
in tuberculosis sanatorium, 216–20;
organ ization and binding of, 39–40;
possession of, 36–38; pro cess,
archival, 40; sorting and self- doubt,
38–39; structures surrounding
production and preservation of,
39. See also letters archive, Española
Valley, NM
Arendt, Hannah, 51, 53
art and madness in Morocco, ima-
ginal ethnography of: Blanchot’s
imaginary space, Other Side, and
world’s inner space, 94–96; com-
mentary, 116–18; ethical question of
registering experience of madness,
97; the expressive and the imaginal,
107–9; figuration or imaginalization
(taʿbīr), 95, 97, 110–12; Ibn ʿArabi’s
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