INDEX
abnormality, of refugee, 54–55, 57–58
Abnormal lecture collection (Fou-
cault), 54
Abu Ghraib, 138–39, 227 n. 18
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 15
accident, violence of war as, 88–89
a√ectability, 62–63
Afghanistan: bunker-busting weapon
use in, 170; invasion of, 136; refu-
gees of, xii; Southeast Asian wars,
comparison to, 29, 137, 235–36
n. 145
Agamben, Giorgio: on bare life, 14,
195 n. 71; on indistinction between
liberal war and liberal peace, xi, 191
n. 4; on refugee, 25; on state of
exception, 165
Agent Orange. See napalm bombing
Ahmed, Sara: on adjustment, 129; on
caricatures of Allah, 232 n. 76; on
confessional performances, 122; on
giving and taking of empire, 131; on
insecurity of threat, 158; on virtue
of su√ering, 118
Amerasian Homecoming Act (1987),
204–5 n. 65
Amerasian Immigration Act (1982),
204–5 n. 65
American exceptionalism, 229 n. 34
American flags: as post-9/11 statement
of allegiance, 154; pow flag, 199
n. 90
American Vietnamese Republican
Assembly of Orange County, 228
n. 25
Anh Duong, Nguyet: on biometrics
systems use; 174–75; on categoriza-
tion of life; 172–73; media features
of, 235 n. 130; motherhood and
weapons production and, 176–77;
on motive of thanksgiving, 171–72;
on support of weapons escalation
and proliferation, 170–71
Archeology of Knowledge (Foucault), 95
archive: continuous history and, 31–
32, 95–96; critique of, 31–32, 124–
30; and forgetting, 199 n. 92; as sal-
vage, 94
Asia: child as metaphor for, 44; posi-
tion of, in global conflict of com-
munism, 37
asylum: global laws, 58–59; U.S. pol-
icies, 197–98 n. 78, 209 n. 109, 228–29
n. 28. See also hospitality; refugee
Authorization for Use of Military
Force Against Terrorists Act, x
Axis of Evil, proposed inclusion of
Viet Nam, 139, 227–28 n. 23
beauty: biopower of, 97, 216 n. 63;
conceptions of, 99, 105–6, 109; fem-
ininity and, 100; in relation to pain,
98–99; as social good, 217–18 n. 90;
as subjectivization, 96–98; as trans-
formative power, 107–8
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