Gender and Memory in the Globital Age

  • Anna Reading

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Anna Reading
    Pages 1-16
  3. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Anna Reading
      Pages 19-37
    3. Anna Reading
      Pages 39-59
  4. Domains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Anna Reading
      Pages 93-112
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      Pages 113-143
    4. Anna Reading
      Pages 145-172
  5. Actions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Anna Reading
      Pages 175-193
    3. Anna Reading
      Pages 195-200
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-235

About this book


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. 


Gender Memory New technologies Digital cultures globlisation Mobile phones journalism Citizen journalism Theatre utopia argue concept Digital Media dynamics gender globalization history media memory memory studies social media

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna Reading
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College London Strand Campus, The StrandLondonUnited Kingdom

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