On native vs arrivant narratives: Mishuana Goeman, ‘Flirtations at the Foundations: Unsettling Liberal Multiculturalism in Helen Lee’s Prey’, Critical Ethnic Studies, 1, 1, 2015, pp. 117-144
Abstract: This essay examines the intersections of Native and Immigrant narratives formed by liberal multiculturalism in Helen Lee’s film Prey (1995). By examining the intersections and proximity of the historic subjectivity of the lead characters in a settler nation-state, I provide a spatial critique of Canada’s colonial and multicultural policies that sustain settler heteropatriarchy. The historic racialization and sexualization involved in producing Canadian citizenship is disrupted upon examination of moments that erupt national discourses of immigration and settler colonialism through the everyday and volatile experiences of arrivants and Natives in Toronto.
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