I n d e x
Aberrations in Black (Ferguson), 73–74,
199n5, 200n14, 216n66
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain),
207n78
aesthetic production, 6, 8, 11, 24–25,
37–38, 75, 85–86, 181, 186
affinities/affiliations: domestic/trans-
national, 31, 136, 163, 189–90, 226n6;
indigenous peoples and, 184–85; na-
tional affiliations, 31; pan- Africanism
and, 172, 174, 226n6; time/space, 136,
180
African Americans: cosmopolitan-
ism, 12–13, 31, 159–60, 163–64, 166,
175, 214n43; internationalism and,
175; interracial contacts, 3–4, 213n30;
narratives of inclusion, 197n47; na-
tional affiliation with U.S., 31; ori-
entalist Harlem and, 3, 164–71; pan-
Africanisms, 172; primitivism and, 17,
60–61, 72–73; racial affiliation with
Asia/Africa, 31, 179–81; rationale for
enslavement of, 206n69; respectability
and, 166–70
Against the Grain (Huysmans), 111
Ahmed, Sara, 20, 24, 31, 124–25, 126, 134,
137, 138, 211n2, 220n6
Aida (Verdi), 141
al- Rashid, Harun, 55, 205n64
alterity, 104, 130, 131, 158–59
ambiguity: drag performances as, 36–37,
72–73, 100–101, 144–45, 152; femininity
and, 125, 139–47; gender ambiguities,
101–2, 105–6, 115; gender/sexuality
ambiguity, 101–2; mulattoes, 65–69,
98–104, 199n9, 208n89; orientalist
discourse and, 104–5; passing perfor-
mances, 36–37, 213n17; racial ambi-
guities, 105–7, 115–16, 217n80; referen-
tiality of the black body, 30, 75–77, 82,
85–95; sexual ambiguity, 101–2, 104–5,
210n109; use of orientalism to create,
104–5. See also referentiality
ambivalence, 111, 175, 184–85, 218n93
America (Baudrillard), 113
Amos ’n’ Andy (radio show), 207n78
anti- immigration legislation, 4, 37, 39,
197n41, 199n10, 200n16, 201n18
Anzaldúa, Gloria, 74, 212n7
Arabian Nights (Burton), 140
Arabs/Arab immigrants, 140, 219n1
Araby, discourses of, 1–2, 155–59, 161,
164–71
“Araby” (Berlin), 1, 155–56
Arbian, Paul, 22–23, 103, 131–32, 171–72
archives/archivists: archives of perfor-
mance, 146–47; as assemblage, 146–47;
black women’s subjectivity and, 137;
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