Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Gender and Memory in the Globital Age

Authors: Reading, Anna

  • First book that provides the basis for feminist memory studies 
  • Creates a productive intersection between gender and memory and demonstrates the value of doing so 
  • Continues a strong tradition of attention to gender in media studies and is therefore likely to find interested readers 
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This book asks how 21st century technologies such as the Internet, mobile phones and social media are transforming human memory and its relationship to gender. Each epoch brings with it new media technologies that have transformed human memory. Anna Reading examines the ways in which globalised digital cultures are changing the gender of memory and memories of gender through a lively set of original case studies in the ‘globital age’. The study analyses imaginaries of gender, memory and technology in utopian literature; it provides an examination of how foetal scanning alters the gendered memories of the human being.  Reading draws on original research on women’s use of mobile phones to capture and share personal and family memories as well as analysing changes to journalism and gendered memories, focusing on the mobile witnessing of terrorism and state terror.  The book concludes with a critical reflection on Anna Reading’s work as a playwright mobilising feminist memories as part of a digital theatre project 'Phenomenal Women with Fuel Theatre' which created live and digital memories of inspirational women.  The book explains in depth Reading’s original concept of digitised and globalised memory - ‘globital memory’ - and suggests how the scholar may use mobile methodologies to understand how memories travel and change in the globital age. 

About the authors

Anna Reading is Professor of Culture and Creative Industries, Kings College, University of London, UK and Honorary Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Australia. Her books include Polish Women, Solidarity and Feminism (1992) The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust (2002); Communism, Capitalism and the Mass Media (2008) with Colin Sparks and is co-editor of The Media in Britain (1999) Save As….Digital Memories (2009) and Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggle (2015). She is a playwright with seven plays performed internationally.

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“The path breaking trans-disciplinary academic study of memory introduces how the dual forces of digitization and globalization might transform gender and gendered memories through and with mobile and social technologies. Anna Reading`s timely account of how mediated memories produced and recorded by mobile phone, social media, medical imaging, the internet and digital archive are rearticulating gender and the gendering of memory in previously unexplored new ways.” (Andrea Pető, Professor, Central European University, Budapest)

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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Memory in the Globital Age
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35263-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-35263-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36864-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 235
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