Never Alone: (Re)Coding the Comic Holotrope of Survivance

  • Michelle Lee Brown Indigenous Politics (UHIP) and Futures Department of Political Science University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Keywords: Native, Indigenous, Resurgence, Video Games, Never Alone, Vizenor

Abstract

At the core of this (re)coded comic holotrope are two concepts: game as world (re)mapping (rather than game as text) and the relationality and connections that reverberate through multiple realms.  Indigenous use of digital media warrants engagement of indigenous theorists and scholars to this digital realm - Gerald Vizenor and Mishuana Goeman’s work on political and literary analysis to explore the concepts of Never Alone (re)mapping the comic holotrope of survivance. The portmanteau kinnections is introduced here to further articulate emergences of decolonial relations and kin-making practices.

Author Biography

Michelle Lee Brown, Indigenous Politics (UHIP) and Futures Department of Political Science University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Michelle Lee Brown is a doctoral student in the subfields of Indigenous Politics and Futures within the Political Science Department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.  Her areas of focus are indigenous video games and oceanic mobility.  Euskaldun, her ancestral land/waters region is Lapurdi, the Bidart/Plage DʻErretegia area.  Currently in Hawaiʻi nei, she strives to uphold her relational commitments to ʻohana and the ʻāina that supports them.
Published
2017-07-31
How to Cite
Brown, M. L. (2017). Never Alone: (Re)Coding the Comic Holotrope of Survivance. Transmotion, 3(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.22024/UniKent/03/tm.257