I N D E X
Abbas, Ackbar, 110
Ab- normal Beauty (O. Pang), 96, 97, 109
Abu Ghraib, 188
activism: censorship protests, 41–42; non-
speech as, 196; sexual minorities and, 7–8,
9, 29–30, 32–34, 139
Adventures of Iron Pussy, The (Apichatpong
and Shaowanasai), 125
adversity, vs. injury, 30–31
aids crisis, in U.S., 175–76
American Psychiatric Association, 33
anachronism, 20, 49; critical potential of,
21–22; defined, 7; sexual, in account of
Upagupta/Vāsavadattā, 74–77; temporal
incongruity and, 22–23
Anderson, Benedict, 41, 213n49
Anderson, Carolyn, 180
Ang, Ien, 104
Anjana Suvarnananda, 43
Anjaree Group, 33–34, 42
annatta (nonself, nonidentity), 65
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 1, 6, 18, 35, 40, 41,
123, 133; class as concern of, 131
films: loss in, 2; queer activism in, 9,
36–37, 130–38. See also titles of specific
works
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, 6, 18, 43; back-
ground of, 163–64
work: Buddhism and, 162–63, 165, 184;
commensality in, 171–73; consent in,
180–81; contingency in, 162, 168, 173,
177–78, 182; death and desire in, 160–61,
166–68, 170–71, 175–76; femalescapes, 168;
flirting in, 176–78; intimacy in, 162, 169–70,
173; loss/sorrow in, 166–67, 174; reaction
to, 164–66, 183; women/femininity in,
168–71, 178–84. See also titles of specific
works
arbitration, 12, 28–31
attachment, 168; Buddhism and, 2, 4, 60,
163; defined, 199n2; Thai film and, 19, 60,
69–70
Bangkok Love Story (Phuean: Ku Rak Mueng
Wa), 124
Barlow, Tani, 23, 88, 93, 95, 144
Barthes, Roland, 153
Beautiful Boxer, 124
Benson, Thomas, 180
Bergson, Henri, 19
Berlant, Lauren, 8, 17, 29–30, 169
Blissfully Yours (Sud Saneha), 128
Blue Hour, The (Onthakan), 124
bodies: politicization of, 59–60, 192; of
women, in Buddhist pedagogy, 35–36, 48,
63, 68
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