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Anna Reading: Essays


 Click here for essays by Anna Reading on women and justice campaigns in Australia, theatre and sexual abuse, digital media and memory, peace activism and singing at Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, why European Roma are forgotten, how we use mobile phones to remind us, why time is different for women, how we remember when playing video games, why Osama bin Laden disappeared, remembering gender and the holocaust, how women were forgotten in Eastern European democracies. 


Reading, A. 2019. The Restitutional Assemblage:  The Art of Transformative Justice at Parramatta Girls Home, Australia. Gready, Paul and Robins, Simon. (eds) From Transitional to Transformative Justice. Routledge.

Reading, A, 2017. ‘Transformative Tales: Theater Storytelling, Ethics and Restitution’

Storytelling and Ethics: Literature, Storytelling and the Power of Narrative. edited by Hanna Meretoja and Colin Davis.  Routledge Literature Series. Chapter 14.

Reading, A. 2017. ‘Globital Memory Capital’. Chapter 10. With Tanya Notley. Digital Memory. Routledge.  Edited by Andrew Hoskins.

Reading, A and Khlusova, A. 2017. ‘War Museums: Gender and Memory’ with Anna Khlusova.  Macmillan Handbook of Gender. Palgrave.

Reading, A. 2015. 'Singing for My Life: Memory, Nonviolence and the Songs of Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp'

in  Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles: Powerful Times. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 147-165

Reading, A. 2015. 'Making feminist heritage work: Gender and heritage'. The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research. BFI Palgrave Macmillan, p. 397-413

Reading, A. M. & Katriel, T. 2015' 'Introduction' in Cultural Memories of NonViolent Struggles: Powerful Times. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-31

Reading, A. 2014.  'Making Memory Work for Feminist Theory' The Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory. Evans, M., Hemmings, C., Henry, M., Madhok, S., Plomien, A. & Wearing, S. (eds.). London New York : Sage Publishing

Reading, A. 2014 The Journalist as Memory Assembler: Non Memory, The War on Terror and The Shooting of Osama Bin Laden

in Memory and Journalism. Zelizer , . B. & Tenenboim., . K. (eds.). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave/Macmillan

Reading, A. 2013 Europe’s Other World: Romany Memory within the New Dynamics of the Globital Memory Field

in  Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web Wars in Post-Socialist States. Rutten.  E., Fedor, J. & Zrevava . V. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 21-31

Reading, A, 2012. ‘Globital Time: Time in the Digital Globalised Age’ Time, Media, and Modernity. Edited by Emily Keightley. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 143-164

Reading, A. 2012. ‘The European Roma: An Unsettled Right to Memory’ in Public Memory, Public Media, and the Politics of Justice. Co-edited by Philip Lee and Pradip N. Thomas. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp.121-140

Reading, A. 2011, ‘Globalisation and Digital Memory: Globital Memory’s Six Dynamics’, in, Neiger, M., Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. (eds), On Media Memory , Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp 241-252.

Reading, A. 2011, ‘Globital Witnessing: Mobile Memories of Atrocity and Terror from London and Iran’, in, Hall, K. and Jones, K. (eds), Constructions of Conflict: Transmitting Memories of the Past in European Historiography, Literature and Culture , Oxford: Peter Lang, pp 73-90.

Reading, A. 2009, ‘Memobilia: Mobile Phones Making New Memory Forms’, in, Garde-Hansen, J. Hoskins and Reading, A. (eds), Save As…Digital Memories , London: Palgrave, pp 81-95.

Harvey, C. and Reading, A. 2008, ‘Remembrance of Things Fast: Conceptualising Nostalgic-Play in the Battlestar Galactica Video Game’, in, Whalen, Z. and Taylor, L. (eds), Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games , Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, pp 164-182.

Reading, A. 2007, Anthologised extract from book, ‘Gender, Memory and Culture: The Social Inheritance of the Holocaust’, in, Rossington, M. and Whitehead, A. (eds), Theories of Memory: A Reader, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp 219-222.

Reading, A. 2005, ‘The Making of Social Memories? Young People’s Reception of Holocaust Films in Different Cultural Contexts’, in, Haggith, T. and Newman, J. (eds), The Holocaust and the Moving Image: Representations in Film and Television Since 1933 , London: Wallflower Press, pp 211-216.

Reading, A. (2003), ‘Sale of the Century: Engendering Media Policy in Eastern Europe’, in, Paletz, D. and Jakubowicz, K. (eds), Business as Usual? Media in Eastern Europe , Cresskill: Hampton Press, pp 385-412.

Reading, A. 2001, ‘Clicking on Hitler: The Virtual Holocaust @Home’, in, Zelizer, B. (ed.), Visual Culture and the Holocaust , New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp 323-339.

Reading, A. 1999, ‘Regulation and Media Policy’, in, Reading, A. and Stokes, J. (eds), The Media in Britain: Current Debates and Developments , Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp 127-129.

Stokes, J. and Reading, A. 1999, ‘Media Material: Content and Representation’, The Media in Britain: Current Debates and Developments , Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp 185-190.

Reading, A (1999), ‘Selling Sexuality in the Lesbian and Gay Press’, The Media in Britain: Current Debates and Developments , Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp 265-272.

Reading, A (1999), ‘Campaigns to Change the Media’, The Media in Britain: Current Debates and Developments , Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp 170-181.

Reading, A. 1995, ‘The President’s Men: Television, Gender and the Public Sphere in Central and Eastern Europe’, in, Preston, P. and Corcoran, C. (eds). Democracy and Communication in the New Europe , Cresskill: Hampton Press, pp 175-194.

Reading, A. and Sparks, C. 1995, ‘Re-regulating broadcasting in Eastern and Central Europe: a comparative analysis’, in, Preston, P. and Corcoran, C. (eds), Democracy and Communication in the New Europe , Cresskill: Hampton, pp 31-50.




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