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    Norbert Elias: Post-Philosophical Sociology.Richard Kilminster - 2007 - Routledge.
    Understanding Elias -- Origins of Elias's synthesis -- Norbert Elias and Karl Mannheim -- The civilizing process : the structure of a classic -- Involved detachment : knowledge and self-knowledge in Elias -- The symbol theory : secular humanism as a research programme -- Concluding remarks : the fourth blow to man's narcissism.
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  2. Culture, Modernity and Revolution Essays in Honour of Zygmunt Bauman.Zygmunt Bauman, Richard Kilminster & Ian Varcoe - 1996
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    Norbert Elias and Karl Mannheim: Closeness and Distance.Richard Kilminster - 1993 - Theory, Culture and Society 10 (3):81-114.
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    Theory and Practice in Marx.Richard Kilminster - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 14:157-176.
    The identification of theory and practice is a critical act, through which practice is demonstrated rational and necessary, and theory realistic and rational . In contemporary sociological and political theory the opposition of theory and practice refers to a number of aspects of the relationship between theories of various kinds and social life. It can refer, for example, to the relationships between the various sciences and their ‘objects’, between scientific knowledge and its necessary practical applications and broadly between social science (...)
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    Routledge Library Editions: Gramsci. Various & Richard Kilminster - 2014 - Routledge.
    In the years since the publication of the _Prison Notebooks_, the interest and importance of Antonio Gramsci’s contribution to Marxist thought and political analysis has become widely recognised. The concern to explore and identify the structures of the capitalist state is both the principal characteristic of Gramsci’s theoretical and political writings and also the inspiration for his writings on Italian history. This set re-issues four volumes by leading commentators on Gramsci's politics and philosophy which were originally published between 1979 and (...)
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    The Dawn of Detachment: Norbert Elias and Sociology’s Two Tracks.Richard Kilminster - 2014 - History of the Human Sciences 27 (3):96-115.
    This article draws on Elias’s observations on the origins of political economy and sociology as well as his theory of involvement and detachment to supplement standard accounts of the history of sociology. It shows how, in the 1840s, sociology bifurcated into two tracks. Track I was the highly ‘involved’ partisan track associated with Marx and Engels and track II was the relatively ‘detached’, non-partisan track pursued by Saint-Simon, Comte, Lorenz von Stein and others. These two tracks continue to shape contemporary (...)
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    From the Standpoint of Eternity: A Commentary on Rose's Hegel Contra Sociology.Richard Kilminster - 1983 - Theory, Culture and Society 2 (1):118-133.
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    Introduction to Elias.Richard Kilminster - 1987 - Theory, Culture and Society 4 (2-3):213-222.
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    The Pitfalls of Bombast: A Response to Stephen Dunne’s ‘Figurational Sociology and the Rhetoric of Post-Philosophy’.Richard Kilminster - 2014 - History of the Human Sciences 27 (5):147-150.
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    How Has a Post-Philosophical Sociology Become Possible? A Response to Philip Walsh.Richard Kilminster - 2015 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 45 (4-5):497-507.
    This article responds to Philip Walsh’s defence : 179-200) of the traditional Lockean “underlaborer” conception of the role of philosophy against Norbert Elias’s sociology of knowledge. The article argues, contra Walsh, that the “post-philosophical” status of sociology is already a historical fait accompli. The author challenges Walsh’s contention that Elias’s perspectival sociological theory of knowledge is fatally flawed by its improper use of the concept of process as a central principle. The response concludes that Walsh’s article is a formidable mobilization (...)
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    Evaluating Elias.Richard Kilminster - 1991 - Theory, Culture and Society 8 (2):165-176.
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    Narcissism or Informalization?Richard Kilminster - 2008 - Theory, Culture and Society 25 (3):131-151.
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    Three Appreciations of Zygmunt Bauman.Richard Kilminster & Ian Varcoe - 1998 - Theory, Culture and Society 15 (1):23-28.
    This article provides background material to help readers appreciate three speeches printed in this issue, given by Stefan Morawski, Dennis Smith and Hans Joas on the occasion of the presentation to Zygmunt Bauman of a Festschrift in March 1996 in Leeds. The article describes: relevant details of Polish history concerning cultural patriotism, anti-state attitudes, the role of Jews in the communist state apparatus and anti-Semitism, focusing on post-1945; the peculiarities of the indigenous British sociology tradition and the part played by (...)
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    Editor's Note to `The Symbol Theory'.Richard Kilminster - 1989 - Theory, Culture and Society 6 (2):163-167.
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    From Philosophy to Sociology: Elias and the Neo-Kantians.Richard Kilminster & Cas Wouters - 1995 - Theory, Culture and Society 12 (3):81-120.
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    The Limits of Transcendental Sociology.Richard Kilminster - 1989 - Theory, Culture and Society 6 (4):655-663.