INDEX
actor-network theory, 25, 166. See also
agents; interessement
Adams, Wendy: Florida kitsch, 253n85
affect: contagious, 5, 56, 121–23; pack
animals and, 133; wildness and, 106–7
affect aliens: defined, 240n41; endan-
gered animals as, 59–60; pets as, 146
affective attachments, 5
Africa: disease outbreak and, 90–91, 99;
“out of Africa,” 247n13
African Americans, and segregation,
111–13
African clawed frog. See Xenopus laevis
Agamben, Giorgio: umwelt, 233n12
agents: actor-network theory and, 25;
capitalism and, 168, 180; cosmopoliti-
cal assembly and, 18, 24, 33; emergent
ecosystems and, 3, 190, 217; interesse-
ment and, 25, 27, 31, 196–97; intra-
action and, 78, 84, 95, 246n34; natural
vs. cultural, 130
aggression, 15, 27, 31; dominance hier-
archies and, 119
agora, 166
agriculture: government sponsored,
178–79; harmless parasites and,
17–18; labor and, 13; nature reserves
and, 10, 17, 171; organic farming, 190;
pests and, 13, 181–85; subsistence and
imperialism, 10, 50–51; swidden, 12;
tractors used in conservation, 174;
volcanic eruptions and, 214–15. See
also campesinos
Ahmed, Sara: affect aliens, 59; happy
objects, 56; sticky objects, 40, 56
alliance: cosmopolitical, 18; Deleuze
and, 106; fleeting, 123–24; reforesta-
tion and, 202. See also collaboration
alterity: fetishism and, 136; wildness
and, 67–69, 107
altruism, 31. See also trophallaxis
amateurs, 5. See also Do-It-Yourself
(diy)
Amphibian Ark, 44, 57–59, 62; carrying
capacity of, 66; visions of salvation,
70, 154; Year of the Frog capital cam-
paign, 57–58
amphibians: Amphibian Avenger blog,
52; El Valle Amphibian Conservation
Center
(evacc),
52–57; endangered,
44, 58, 157; Panama Amphibian
Rescue and Conservation Project,
46; redback salamanders (Plethodon
cinereus), 69–70. See also frogs; onto-
logical amphibians
animal rhizomes, 169, 186
animals: agoutis, 36–37, 195, 205, 209,
211; Baird’s tapirs (Tapirus bairdii),
38; becoming animal, 229n25; chim-
panzees, 34, 111–12; commodified,
137, 146; ethology and, 6; experi-
mentation, 94–97; familiars of capi-
tal, 168–69; feeding, 117–20, 124;
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