Log in

polymexina in theoryishotcrew

:D here's my list.

1. The Methodology of the Oppressed by Chela Sandoval
2. Soul Talk by Gloria Akasha Hull
3. Culture and Truth by Renato Rosaldo
4. Thirdspace by Edward Soja
5. Homo Ludens by Huizinga
6. Tales of Dark Skinned Women by Gargi Bhattacharyya
7. In Other Worlds by Spivak
8. Queer Phenomenology by Sara Ahmed
9. "A Cyborg Manifesto" by Donna Haraway
10. "Situated Knowledges" by Donna Haraway

:braces self:



Okay, talk to me about the Soja? Why would this work, of all his contributions, merit a top ten list? What new tools does it give you to think with?
Soja combines space + history + community in his idea of thirdspace, which I find really useful in thinking about utopias and critical utopias. He's leaning heavily on Anzaldua and Foucault in this text, which I kinda like because theoretically it looks like what would happen if Anzaldua's Borderlands and Foucault's "Of Other Spaces" meet up and had babies. It goes further than both of those by making explicit some of their underlying concerns, AND by making clear that surveillance, tactics, and strategies are a huge part of what creates and defines a micro-geography.
My question exactly. Space and history and community seems pretty standard for both geography and a lot of anthropological theory...
I've read some, but not enough! Got any favorite texts to recommend? I'm really enjoying what I've read so far on cultural landscapes and dance (like Impossible Dance by Fiona Buckland and Barbara Browning's Samba: Resistance in Motion), and on virtual geographies/place-making.