Index
c c c
abortion rights, 37
Abraham, Nicolas, 168
abuse, 141
Adams, Ansel, 182, 195
adoption: as affective labor, 20, 98,
108–9, 136, 213n5; assimilation
and, 19–21, 107, 114–21; com-
modification of, 101–2, 215n22,
215n28; emergence of, 94; as form
of immigration, 102, 107, 131,
139, 150; globalization’s politics
and, 135; identity and, 110, 127,
148–51; in popular culture, 99,
100; intersectionality of, 2, 8, 94–
95; isolation of racialized subjects
and, 121–22, 139, 151, 154; kin-
ship feelings and, 121–23; language
and discourse of, 97, 111, 138; as
legal birth, 114; exploitative his-
tories and, 103–5; management of
affect in, 114; military violence and,
20; neoliberal language of, 104–6;
as outsourcings of reproductive la-
bor, 10, 106–9, 124; passing and,
71, 95, 117, 150; politics of, 78;
psychic predicaments of, 94, 96,
122–23, 151–52; psychoanalytic
case histories of, 20, 138–65; sup-
port for children of, 145–47; sup-
porting narratives of, 102; as trace
of formerly public phenomena,
102–3; as transitional objects, 161.
See also family; intersectionality;
mothers
Adorno, Theodor, 41
Advocate, The, ix
affect: commodification of, 109, 113;
in film and literature, 70, 74, 79,
81, 84, 90–91, 114, 122–24, 135,
166–98; historicism and, 67–69,
176–80, 184–98; linguistic role of,
114–16, 121, 131, 170–72,
224n66; theory of, 20–22, 59–60,
126, 133–35; transnational adop-
tions and, 97–98, 109, 135, 140,
150, 154–62. See also labor; lan-
guage
affirmative action, 7, 34–35, 38, 46
Afghanistan, x, 49, 106, 199n7
African Americans, ix, x, xi, 12, 145.
See also Brown v. Board of Education;
Lawrence v. Texas; race; racializa-
tion; slavery
Agamben, Giorgio, 28, 209n15
agency, 32, 77–81, 106, 123, 153, 184
aids epidemic, 3, 27
Alexander, M. Jacqui, 203n27
Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, The (Toklas),
19, 58–76, 208n3
Amache (internment camp), 171
American studies, 13
Anagnost, Ann, 101–2, 136
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