Index
9/11. See September 11, 2001
Abu Ghraib, 3, 51, 131, 138–41, 196, 243 n. 15;
photographs, 80, 101–2, 104, 107–10
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 233 n. 14, 251 n. 64
Activism, x–xi, 143, 150–51, 243 n. 15, 244–
45 n. 20; queer of color, 23–24, 44, 243
n. 15, 246 n. 25, 247 n. 29; South Asian
American, 169, 173, 278 n. 25. See also
individual organization names
Adoption, 265 n. 51; transnational, xiv,
30–31, 63, 238 n. 76
Afary, Janet, 74–75, 254 n. 96
A√ect, 111, 129, 157, 159, 205, 215; body
and, 194, 199, 207–9, 214; detention
and, 120–21, 150–51, 154; diaspora and,
171–73; fear, 184–89; love, 26–27, 100–
101, 145; necropolitics and, 35, 208; pol-
itics of, xxviii, 117, 202; queerness and,
174, 206–8, 221; race and, 177, 184–89,
208; representation and, 104, 107, 109,
112, 194, 221; surveillance and, 155–56,
164, 197–98.
A≈rmative action, 120, 133
Afghanistan, 6–7, 41, 43–44, 52, 58, 107
African American. See Blackness
Agamben, Giorgio, 3, 81, 82, 113, 116, 142,
233 n. 21
Agency, 13, 23, 174
Ahmad, Muneer, 44–46, 180
Ahmed, Sara, 5, 22–23, 26, 94, 100, 182; on
fear, 184–88
aids, 33, 43, 52, 72, 131, 197
Alam, Faisal, x–xi, 91, 258 n. 34
Alarcón, Norma, 205–6
Alexander, M. Jacqui, 47, 50
Al-Fatiha, x, 15, 44, 91–92, 258 n. 34
Algeria, 81, 85–86
Al Jazeera, 101
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action,
278 n. 25
Al Qaeda, 89
American Civil Liberties Union (aclu),
143, 145–46, 148, 150
American Immigration Lawyers Associa-
tion, 267 n. 89
Amnesty International, 97, 109
Analogy, 117–21, 212
Anal sex. See Sodomy
Anderson, Kevin B., 74–75, 254 n. 96
Anthropology, 97, 170, 191
Anti-Violence Project (New York), 247 n. 29
Antunovich, Sara, 45
Arab Mind, The (Patai), 83–84
Arab/queer binary, 44, 95. See also Mus-
lim/queer binary
Arabs, 13–14, 73, 119, 133, 149; cultural dif-
ference and, 57–58, 83–84, 138–39. See
also Muslims
Aravosis, John, 240–41 n. 9
Area studies, xvi, 84, 191
Ars erotica (Foucault), 74–76, 94
Ascendancy of whiteness, 2–3, 24–32, 137,
160–61, 182, 200; definition of, 25–26;
heteronormativity and, 31–32, 126, 128,
148; queerness and, 21–22, 165
Asgari, Mahmoud, ix
Asian American studies, xvi
Assemblage, xxii, 155; body and, 174–75,
192–94, 201–2; identity and, 195–96,
204–5, 211–16; queerness and, 204–5,
218, 221
Assimilation, 24, 62, 64, 128, 233 n. 26, 236
n. 45
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