INDEX
Page numbers in italics indicate illustrations.
Abu Ghraib, 56, 67n5, 67n8
accumulation, 13, 18, 270, 276, 279, 281
Adorno, Theodor, 189
aesthetics. See ethico-aesthetic; optimism;
social aesthetics
a√ectio, 269–70, 311
a√ective labor, 120, 165–67, 184n4, 221. See
also labor
a√ective turn, 30, 50, 207–8, 219–20, 233,
237, 248. See also biomedia/biomedi-
ated body
a√ect studies, 6–8, 289–90
a√ect theories, 1–4, 7, 17–19, 289, 314–15
a√ectual orientations, 5–9
a√ectus, 269–70, 273, 311–12
Agamben, Giorgio, 12, 199, 324
agency, 6, 8, 25n1, 196–97, 201, 275, 277
Ahmed, Sara, 9, 14, 36, 48. See also happi-
ness
Aidoo, Ama Ata, 39
allure, 290–91, 294–97, 302, 304, 308, 340
Althusser, Louis, 310–11, 323, 328
Anderson, Ben, 9, 17. See also excess of af-
fect
‘‘Another Boring Day in Paradise’’ (Gross-
berg), 19
Anti-Oedipus (Deleuze and Guattari), 312–
13, 328
anti-racism, 39, 50
archaic attachments, 30, 139, 150–51, 153
Aristotle, 34, 35
articulation, 5, 12, 313–16, 322–28, 330, 337
artworks, 7–8, 122–24, 289–90, 308
Ashbery, John: Untitled poem (‘‘Filigrane’’),
97, 98–99, 101–6, 111, 116–17n5–7
assemblage, 6, 78, 154–55, 214, 218, 232,
312–16, 322–23
asubjective becoming, 15, 187, 188, 193, 203
attachment: optimism of, 94, 96–97
Australia, 138–50, 152–54, 157, 157n2,
157nn4–5
autonomy: biomediated body and, 208–
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