index
1940s, 36; Hollywood melodramas of,
31; women’s films of, 40
1950s, 111–12, 123, 126–28, 130–32;
girlhoods of, 81; Hollywood cinema
of, 31, 39; women’s films of, 40
1960s, 68, 72, 75; audio clips of, 66; de-
tritus of, xv; feminist position of, 79;
figurines of, 89; jouissance of, 58;
Now generation of, 65; revolutions
in, xiv
1970s, 128, 129–33; costumes of, 166;
as embarrassment, xiv; feminism in,
59, 61, 68, 76, 79; girlchild of, 85;
texts by lesbians in, xxiii; gay men
in, 13
1980s, 66, 75; feminism in, 61, gay
men in, 13; lesbian subcultures of,
61; movements of, xiv; projects of,
xv; queer cinema in, 26; sex wars of,
145; style, 25; television shows of, 29
1990s, 66, 75, 111–12, 122, 127–28,
130; audiences of, 146; drag of, 62;
lesbian filmmakers of, 31; lesbian
presses of, 117; lesbian subcultures
of, 61; movements of, xiv; nostalgia
and, 82; queer subculture of, 24;
queer cinema in, 26; queergirl and,
71; Riot Grrrl and, 72, 83; sex wars
of, 145; style in, 25, 66; texts by les-
bians in, xxiii; transgender move-
ment of, 66; yoga craze of, 132
Abraham, Karl: on mania, 119
Abraham, Nicholas, and Maria
Torok: incorporation, theory of,
118–19
Accent: theory of, 29–30
act up, xiv, 61, 84; die-ins, 59; under-
standing of aids, xv
Activism, 67, 123; African American,
80; aids, xiii; feminist, 66;
grassroots, xv; queer, xiv; retro, 85;
street, xix; transgender, 60
Africa, 108, 158, 166
African Americans, 80, 132
Afro-futurism: theory of, 132
Agamben, Giorgio: on pleasure in rela-
tion to time, 118
aids: activism, xiii, xiv; deaths, xxi,
181 n. 41; epidemic, xv, 171; era be-
fore, 167; late capitalism and, 64;
Memorial Names Quilt, xxi; stigma-
tization of, 11
Allegory, 70, 158, 167, 184 n. 21; drag
and, 69. See also Butler, Judith; Mel-
ancholia
Alterity, 72; temporal, 16, 124. See also
Otherness
Altman, Meryl, 59, 65
America. See United States
Amnesia, 51, 55; historical, 158; as
trope, 50; white, xxiii
Anachronism, xi, xxii, 95, 101, 133–34;
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