Just a brief note to my academically inclined readers: the Gayatri Spivak event is underway. The posts so far can be found collated here. Some interesting arguments, including a detailed case by John Holbo that Spivak's theory is an advanced form of kitsch.
I'd also recommend this post by Crojas, which links Spivak's use of the metaphor of "cooking" in Marx's Capital to the way that word was used by undercover agents in the Operation Meth Merchant sting operation.
Maybe something from me on this on Thursday (or perhaps Friday).