INDEX
Abbas, Ackbar, 237 n.28
Abel, Elizabeth, 20
Abject, 143, 247–48 n.33
Affiliation vs. filiation, 190–93, 197,
200, 202, 207, 221
African American studies: feminism
vs. heroism debate in, 233 n.28
Agency. See Subjectivity: and agency
Aiiieeeee! group (Chan, Chin, Inada,
Wong), 1, 20–21, 23, 31, 72;
heterosexism and sexism of, 21,
90, 92, 136, 191, 208–11, 241
n.60
Alarcón, Norma, 5
Althusser, Louis, 23, 83; interpella-
tion, 119, 141, 176, 246–47 n.32
Archive, 49–50, 67. See also Foucault,
Michel
Asian America: location of, 204–5
Asian American(s): cultural nation-
alism, 20–21, 92–93, 208–11;
definition of, 102, 252 n.32, 262
n.18; hyphenated identity of, 211–
15, 260 n.3, 262 n.18, 262–63
n.26, 263 n.29 See also Aiiieeeee!
group; Subjectivity: split
Asian American studies movement:
feminism vs. heroism debate in,
15; history of, 208–11, 212–13,
217–19; and Marxism, 15, 208–
9; and poststructuralist theory,
26–28; and psychoanalysis, 19–
24, 28; and queerness, 216–20;
sociological emphasis of, 19–22;
and Women’s and Queer studies,
16. See also Aiiieeeee! group; Chin,
Frank; Kingston, Maxine Hong
Assimilation, 180–81, 185–87, 193,
194–95, 199, 203, 204; contradic-
tions of, 21–22; and psychic health,
167–68. See also Chu, Louis; Hys-
teria; Impotence; Louie, David
Wong; ‘‘Marginal Man’’
Barthes, Roland, 36, 38–40, 44, 56,
79–80, 212; punctum, 54–55,
studium, 54
Bazin, André, 38
Benjamin, Walter, 36, 38–39, 65, 69,
75, 76, 81, 83, 86, 90, 91, 102. See
also Photography: and history, and
memory
Bernheimer, Charles, 171, 256 n.22
Beyond the Pleasure Principle (Freud),
56
Bhabha, Homi, 24, 119; on mimicry,
201–2; stereotype, 30, 37, 44,
56–57, 109
Blade Runner (film; Scott), 36, 63
Big Four (Crocker, Hopkins,
Huntington, Stanford), 61, 65,
238–39 n.37; labor practices of,
61–63, 239 n.42. See also Prom-
ontory Summit; Transcontinental
Railroad
Body: Japanese-American, 105–10,
137; materiality of, 184–87; muti-
lation of, 117; speaking through,
172–73. See also Fetishism; Hyste-
ria; Lacan, Jacques: mirror-stage;
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