INDEX
Affect, 377–378, 380, 390; and slavery,
303; Sigmund Freud on, 379; gender
and, 379; literary criticism, aversion
to the study of, 379; mass norms of,
292; relationship to pleasure, 377–378;
politics and, 377; repression and, 379,
383; sentimentality and, 403–405 n.5;
separate spheres and, 378–379; Silvan
Tomkins on, 377, 379–380, 391, 396,
398, 402 n.2, 405 nn.7, 8, 407 n.33;
utopia and, 278. See also Blithedale
Romance (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Affirmative action, 82; benefits to white
women, 4, 264; Prop 209, 4, 143, 263;
race and gender pitted against one
another in debates about, 264
African American(s): desire and, 210,
212; families and the ideology of sepa-
rate spheres, 45; prescriptive literature
directed at, 45; women, and meaning
of marriage, 221, 229. See also African
American women writers; Autobi-
ography, black male; Black women;
Critical theory, black masculinist;
individual authors and works
African American literature: study of
sexuality in, 211–212, 229. See also Afri-
can American women writers; Auto-
biography, black male; Black women;
Critical theory, black masculinist; Lit-
erature, minority; individual authors
and works
African American women writers: and
lesbian sexual identity, 212; and ‘‘pas-
sionlessness,’’ 223; redefining black
womanhood, 212, 229. See also African
American literature; Black women;
Literature, minority; individual au-
thors and works
American Studies: and definition of
‘‘America,’’ 185
Anna and the King of Siam (Margaret
Landon): female authorship in, 297;
sentimentality and, 298; slavery and,
298; Harriet Beecher Stowe and, 298
Arendt, Hannah, 39, 330
Asian American women: and the private
sphere, 270; subjectivities of, 264
Autobiography, black male: identity
formation in, 240–251; David Dudley
on, 248–249; gender formation and,
240, 242, 245–253; intergenerational
conflict in, 248; psychoanalysis and,
239; sexuality and, 240–253. See also
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