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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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Strikes me that one of the most important elements to the Sandoval for you is that she is attempting to breach the seemingly unbreachable divide between academic and activist feminism. BUT, by turning theory into method, doesn't that dilute, in many ways, the feminist notion of changing the world--in a sense of trying to change the default mode of thinking from always masculine to incorporating naturally the feminine? When theory becomes a portable methodology instead of a way of thinking and viewing the world, it becomes like a new hat--something artificial that we can use or not, put on or not, to temporarily change. Or a cookie cutter with which we cut into dough to force the material to conform to the shape we want. Methodology becomes an artificial substitute for actual thinking and is temporary, outside of the text (or material under examination) and unnatural.

Also, is the Rosaldo really the first person in Anth to get them to think about how they write about the "Other"? I find this disturbing for some reason. Also, I have no idea what you mean by " embodiment was both a spiritual and methodological concern." Can you elaborate?
No. Boas did this. Then Ed Sapir did it. In fact, it's the only thing we consistently talk about for all of our disciplinary history. Miner did it in a way that is so basic my undergrads get it easily, and that was in 1956.

This claim about Rosaldo? Patently false.