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: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

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She's using orient because she's talking a lot about directionality, location, and place-making. So it's not just about attraction as in OMG BOOBS or whatever... it's also about, say, lingerie as a signifier of sexy times. The accessories of sex/desire, say, or the accoutrement.

She'd say that that's why heteronormativity is so toxic. You can be oriented towards heterosexuality but then be disciplined into heteronormativity.
You might want to clarify the distinction you are working with between x-sexuality and x-normativity. I work in an area (ancient world) that was highly normative, but where heterosexuality was somewhat odd; I have little difficulty with the distinction between "sex" and "norms," it might be less clear to everyone.

(here I use heterosexuality to describe a part social system where the biological sex (gender) of the desirer and the desired object is the central important factor. A phenomenon of the modern world)