Public/Private: The Limitations of a Grand Dichotomy (1997)
(Just click on the link and go to p. 13.)=> This is condensed from part of the argument in:
Jeff Weintraub, "The Theory and Politics of the Public/Private Distinction," in Jeff Weintraub & Krishan Kumar, eds., Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy (University of Chicago Press, 1997).
The book's Preface is here.
Weintraub - The Theory and Politics of the Public/Private Distinction
[Update from 2007: I notice that the Google Books link now provides on-line access to some of the book's contents, including the Preface, part of my essay, and some of the other essays.]