index
Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Cri-
tique (Ferguson), 162–63
Abu Ghraib, 231, 246–47
Afghanistan, 2, 241; Obama on, 2–3
African American cultural production, 114
Airlift Africa project, 42–43
Analogy, 189–92. See also ‘‘Miscegenation
analogy’’
Asian exclusion, 102, 123–24, 126; Asian Exclusion
Act, 119
Asian immigration, 119–20; sexual history of, 150
Asylum law, 150–53, 156. See also Gay asylum;
Rahman, Saeed
Audre Lorde Project, 158
Balibar, Etienne, 1
Belonging: population control and, 102–3; in
Quicksand (Larsen), 106–7, 124–26; trans-
atlantic system of Western modernity and, 93
Benjamin, Walter, 1, 130, 134, 182, 205, 219
Bildungsroman, 106–7; interwar black citizenship
and, 107–9; Quicksand (Larsen) and, 112
Bill of Rights, 210
Biopolitical governmentality, 33
The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Con-
sciousness (Gilroy), 93–94
Black citizenship, 48; African American social his-
tory, 196–200; black male citizenship, 55–57,
66; black migrations and, 97–98; emergence
of, 48; literary forms and, 107–9; racial alien-
age and, 107–9. See also Souls of Black Folk
(Du Bois)
Black counterpublics of interwar period, 91, 98–
100; internationalism and, 99–100. See also
Quicksand (Larsen)
‘‘Black homophobia,’’ 184–85, 197–98
Black migrations: black citizenship and, 97–98;
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