“Queer Inhumanisms” from its outset sought to move away from the progressive-temporal and oppositional frames encoded in such terms as posthuman or anti-humanist, and thus also from its own ostensible novelty. Rather, its emphasis was on studying extant or nearby strands of what can be taken as queer inhumanist thought, the identification of which must not depend on either presentist or essentialist or otherwise narrow terms: this work has been thought, and articulated, by so many, and it does a violence to pretend otherwise. Our piece ends with a reflection on the way in which queer inhumanisms do not, therefore, easily congeal into a monolithic politics—but that their presences can be felt in so many, and such different, political contingencies.

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