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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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Also: she is using Said's point about the Orient and its conquest being sexualized for Westerners as a jumping off into some of her reflections on cultural identity.
What project are you working on?

I don't know if Suleri would count as a detractor, but one of the major shifts she's offering to Said's work is thinking about the agency of the colonized. For Said, colonization and orientalizing HAPPENS TO the the colonized subject. The same, I think for Fanon and Cesaire. Suleri argues in the Rhetoric of English India that it's important to think about the agency and complicity of the native elite in maintaining colonial governments. Lata Mani in Contentious Traditions is arguing something similar, except in regards to sati and marriage traditions. What's important about this shift is that for Said power travels down. For Suleri and Mani, power is multidirectional and not stable, something they're getting from Foucault.

I have to run for the bus, but will comment later with more on Ahmed. :D