The public sector plays an important role in responding to the rights of citizens and evolving norms of social interest (Qu 2015). Qu argues that the nature of public enterprise is never final and there is a constant negotiation between the private and the public emergence of life and rights. One such space where the tension between the private and the public manifests itself is the public sector township or the residential colony in India. The sociality of hierarchy in public sector organizations manifest itself in the public sector township and may nurture everyday aspirations, angsts and divides. The officer lives in a bigger hone, in a bungalow, and the clerk lives in a smaller home, many times with a larger family. [excerpt]
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Selvaraj, P. (2019). The Cosmos of a Public Sector Township: Democracy as an Intellectual Culture. In N. Jammulamadaka (Ed.), Workers and Margins (135-155). New Delhi: Palgrave Macmillan.
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