Index
Page numbers in italics refer to figures.
A&E, 199
Aaliyah, 26
Abdul, Paula, 26–27
Abramovic´, Marina, 99
academic publishing: assessment and,
73, 98, 128; cynicism and, 126, 128,
153–54; digressiveness and, 158–59;
embarrassment and, 45; exchange
value and, 2; laziness and, 64–65;
ostensible crisis in, 2; sales and, 72;
slowness and, 98. See also university.
Adelsen, Leslie, 135, 137, 169
adolescence: embarrassment and, 35,
40–41; facticity of, 18, 41, 53; pop
music and, 36, 50, 53; role segrega-
tion and, 45; of Tori Amos, 61
Adorno, Theodor, 17, 35, 169–70, 198
a=ect, 33–34, 37, 74, 200–201
a=ect studies, 4, 7, 18
Afro- pessimism, 197
Agamben, Giorgio: on capacity, 13,
205n; on contemporaneity, 12–14;
on inoperativity, 21, 103
“The Age,” 12–14
Age of Distraction, The, 162
agency: blockage of, 13, 120; embarrass-
ment and, 60; lazing and, 73; remixing
and, 188–89; Web navigation and, 180
Alexander the Great, 139–41, 155
“All Through the Night,” 49–50
America’s Next Top Model: Encyclopédie
and, 192; neoliberalism and, 184–85;
racial representation in, 184–85;
recaps of, 25, 181, 184–85, 190
Amos, Tori: author’s attachment to, 34;
career trajectory of, 50–51, 60, 61;
critical instruction provided by, 19,
25–26, 49–50, 57–58, 60; embar-
rassment in compositions of, 51, 53;
embarrassment in performances of,
49–50, 52f, 53, 54, 54f; role segrega-
tion and, 51, 54, 57; self- awareness
of, 19, 54, 55–57; uncoolness of, 54
Andrews, John, 142
animation: Fordism and, 143–44;
global capitalism and, 23; limited cel
form of, 23, 143–44, 148, 152; move-
ment and, 23, 144, 148, 152, 183
anticorporatism, 132, 151–52
Anxiety of Influence, The, 195
archiving: blogging as, 25; lazy ap-
proach to, 20, 89–90; piracy and,
155; Web and, 159
Arendt, Hannah, 20, 74, 75–76, 214n
Aronowitz, Stanley, 73–74
asceticism, 131–32, 135, 136, 147–49, 151
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