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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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I had been reading society must be defended but had to put it aside temporarily. Interesting stuff and perfectly in tune with my own thoughts on the formation of Persian and barbarian "otherness" in ancient athens. I have know difficulty grappling with the multidirectional nature of his propositions. They strike me as necessary and more accurate than the Said model.
Me too! Like, I really loved Said when I first read him, but he's got a really uncomplicated, top-down definition of power.

I never was completely enamored of Orientalism and much more enjoyed Culture and Empire. Part of my distaste of Orientalism, though, has to do with its dominance in the study of Greek drama of non-Greeks (aka the "barbarian Other"). I think tragedy scholars especially need to choose again. I mean, they have Clifford Geertz for their social understanding of tragedy and Said for barbarians. We so need to move on.