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Queering knowledge book
Queer perspectives may emerge more so for their non-affective, impersonal properties; for their not treading a path back to the framing and naming of queer selves and worlds but rather opening epistemologies and ambiguous (re-)contextualisations of experiencing outside of heteronormative analytical assumptions. Knowledge making about sexual life-worlds, in respect of representational debates, opens further questions about the relation between queer ethnographic perspectives and subjectivities. Merographic connections, therefore, are fundamental for ethnography; they operate in and across the registers that organise worlds through lived experience and conceptuality to the effect that ‘a merographic imaginary or modelling orders the analytics of ethnography across fieldwork and writing and observation and analysis’. Merographic connections elicit a sense of incompleteness through juxtaposition and comparison as a ‘a type of analogical perspective, or agentic comparison’. : The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.