The Privilege of Revolution: Gender, class, space, and affect in Egypt

by Jessica Winegar

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By Jessica Winegar In this commentary, I challenge assumptions about political transformation by contrasting women’s experiences at home during the Egyptian revolution with the image of the iconic male revolutionary in Tahrir Square. I call attention to the way that revolution is experienced and undertaken in domestic spaces, through different forms of affect, in ways deeply inflected by gender and class. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1548-1425.2011.01349.x/abstract

Interior of a Cairo home, January 2012. Photo courtesy of Jessica Winegar.
Interior of a Cairo home, January 2012. Photo courtesy of Jessica Winegar.