Adam, Barry, 197–98n36
adoption: Genet’s fantasy of himself as the
adopted foundling of the Black Panther
Party, 16–17, 112, 130, 136; and Genet’s inti-
mate relationships to heterosexual house-
holds, 110–11; in nineteenth- and early
twentieth-century France, 126, 220–21n58;
Simone de Beauvoir’s legal adoption of
Sylvie Le Bon, 115. See also foundling;
rupture from kinship/belonging
affective histories of queer: and the field of
Queer Studies, 17, 182–87; and historical
disposition to the past, 16, 47–48, 68,
71–75; and the multitemporal form of
collective memory, 106; and nonlinear
queer time, 105–8. See also structures of
feeling
age-differentiated male same-sex sexuality:
and across-class relationships, 22–23,
29, 32, 40–41; Ancient Greek pederasty,
20, 38–40, 198n46, 199–200n67, 200n69;
“backwardness” associated with, 29, 33,
36, 40; as a dominant male same-sex
relational form, 24–25, 225n22; erotic
relations between uncles and nephews,
114; Genet’s reversal of the pederastic
age differential, 129–31, 137–38; in late
nineteenth-century Paris, 39, 225n22; and
lifelong partnership, 220n51; and social
power, 29, 36; and sodomy laws in France,
147–48, 224–25nn20–21; and sodomy
prosecutions in the early twentieth-
century U.S., 34, 201n82; and the struc-
turation of Genet’s relations, 5. See also
Daddy/Boy play; pederastic kinship rela-
tions; pedophile-child relations
Ahmed, Sara, 211n41; on hatred, 173; on
how emotions “open up futures,” 189; on
“stickiness,” 89, 184
aids: eroticization of “the bug” of hiv,
92–93; and the ethical values identified
with queer political culture, 7; and the
in-your-face attitude of 1990s aids activ-
ism, 185, 230n95; Reagan administration’s
nonresponse to, 180
anti-identitarianism: political potential of,
demonstrated by Genet, 150, 168–71, 189;
and Queer Studies, 30–31, 181–82, 186. See
also self-shattering
Anzaldúa, Gloria, 183
Arcadie, 219n41, 220n51
Arondekar, Anjali, and Geeta Patel, 188
Asad, Talal, 165, 166–67
attachment genealogy: and failure in the
face of the ideals of politicized schol-
arship, 13–14, 44; Genet’s nostalgia for
prison pederasty, 1, 15–16, 48, 64–68, 72;
and the interdisciplinary future of Queer
Studies, 17, 177, 187–90; and liberationist
negativity, 78–80; and objects of unease
in queer theory, 14–15, 30–32, 188–90;
and pederastic modernity, 15, 32–33;
productively disturbing role of pederastic
kinship relations, 114–15, 139–40
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