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Chapter 1 investigates the relationship between digital and political repertoires in Egypt, with a focus on women’s personal blogs that emerged before the 2011 revolution. It shows that the intimate publics generated by these blogs were not simply sites of debate about revolution; they were staging grounds for entirely new political enactments that include identification and disidentification. Activist women’s personal blogs are intimate rather than private sites of reframing a social self. The centrality of gender performance in these blogs indicates a productive relationship between gendered affects and political subjectivities in digital publics. Blogs were not merely sentimental; they challenged the dominant scripts of national politics, reconfigured proximity and distance to intimates, and challenged a public/private dichotomy. Women’s blogs countered a hegemonic dramaturgy of revolution with a beginning and end and offered alternative theaters of sentiment and politics.

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