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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part A (2017)

Gendered practices and bureaucracy in India

Bhavna Kataria
Why study gender and work among clerks? There is scarce research on the influence of gender at the workplace in the context of bureaucratic organization in India. The central question of the thesis is that how gender affects the working life of clerks. Clerks constitute a part of the bureaucracy, specifically, the lower bureaucracy. Clerks are people who maintain records and files in offices. The fieldwork was conducted at two filed-sites – Director’s office in an Agricultural Institute and the Branch Office of the Ministry of Finance. A bureaucracy is perhaps the clearest expression of a hierarchical and formal organization. The study of bureaucracy is primarily associated with Max Weber (1978). The article illuminates the dominant gendered practices intertwined as gender and bureaucracy as they emerge in conversation analysis with clerks and their seniors at both field-sites in my study.
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How to cite this article:
Bhavna Kataria. Gendered practices and bureaucracy in India. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):18-20.
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