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The Mulatto Cyborg: Imagining a Multiracial Future

From: Cinema Journal
44, Number 2, Winter 2005
pp. 34-49 | 10.1353/cj.2005.0011


Applying the literature of passing to cyborg cinema makes visible the politics of cyborg representations and illuminates contemporary conceptions of mixed-race subjectivity and interpolations of mixed-race bodies. The passing narrative also reveals the constitutive role of melancholy and nostalgia both in creating cyborg cinema and in undermining its subversive potential