INTRODUCTORY STUDY - Latin American Sociology: a centennial regional tradition, by Fernanda Beigel (Argentina)
SECTION ONE : FOUNDING PROBLEMS
Chapter 1: Founding problems and institutionalization of Latin American Sociology , by Jorge Rovira-Mas (Universidad de Costa Rica)
Chapter 2: Alberto Guerreiro Ramos (Brazil) Canned Sociology versus Dynamic Sociology-For a Sociology in shirtsleeves. BC by Joao Maia Elhert (Brazil)
Chapter 3: Orlando Fals Borda (Colombia) Theoretical-Practical Experiences. BC by Juan Piovani (Argentina).
Chapter 4: Aníbal Quijano (Perú) Of don Quixote and windmills in Latin America, BC by Claudio Pinheiro (Brazil)
Chapter 5: Edelberto Torres Rivas (Guatemala-Costa Rica) On the pessimism of the social sciences. BC by Sergio Villena-Fiengo(Costa Rica)
Chapter 6: Elizabeth Jelin (Argentina) The foundations of a new issue: gender, human rights and memory BC by Teresa Valdés (Chile).
SECTION TWO : PRESENT AND FUTURE IN DEBATE
Chapter 7: Understanding historical and contemporary debate in Latin American Sociology: enlightening paths by Raquel Sosa Elízaga (México)
Chapter 8: Sergio Bagu (México-Argentina) Building theory BC by Pablo de Marinis (Argentina)
Chapter 9: René Zavaleta (Bolivia) The plaint of the excedent. BC Oscar Vega Camacho (Bolivia)
Chapter 10: Arturo Escobar (Colombia) Development (again) in question: some tendencies in the critical debates on capitalism, development and modernity in Latin America. BC by Irene Piedrahíta Arcila (Colombia)
Chapter 11: Bolívar Echeverría (Ecuador-México) The “american” modernity. BC by Márgara Millán (México)
SECTION THREE : SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INEQUALITIES
Chapter 12: Inequality, Inequalities by Nadya Araujo Guimaraes (Brazil)
Chapter 13: José Carlos Mariátegui (Perú) The problem of race BC by José Carlos Mariátegui-Ezeta and Javier Mariátegui Chiappe (Perú).
Chapter 14: Florestan Fernandes (Brazil) The weight of past BC by Antonio Sergio Guimaraes (Brazil).
Chapter 15: Rodolfo Stavenhagen (México) The dynamics of Inter-ethnic relations: classes, colonialism and acculturation BC by Francisco Zapata (México)
Chapter 16: José Nun (Argentina) Relative superpoblation, reserve army and marginal mass BC by Gabriel Kessler (Argentina)
Chapter 17: Orlandina de Oliveira y Marina Ariza (México) Families in transition and conceptual frameworks in redefinition BC by Brigida García (México).
SECTION FOUR : IDENTITIES, ACTORS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Chapter 18: Latin American Perspectives in Social Movements Research by Breno Bringel (Brazil)
Chapter 19: Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (Bolivia) Ch’ixinakax utxiwa. A Reflection on the Practices and Discourses of Decolonization, BC by Maristella Svampa (Argentina)
Chapter 20: Eder Sader (Brasil) When new actors arrived on the scene BC by Maria da Gloria Gohn (Brasil).
Chapter 21: Virginia Vargas (Perú) Latin American feminisms in transit to the new millenium BC by Susana Rostignol (Uruguay)
Chapter 22: Enrique de la Garza Toledo (México) Union models in Latin America, before and after BC by Patricia Collado (Argentina)
SECTION FIVE : STATE, SOCIETY AND POLITICS
Chapter 23: Politics, State and society in Latin American Sociology: a partial introduction by Manuel Antonio Garretón (Chile)
Chapter 24: Suzy Castor (Haiti) The secular roots of a difficult nation-building. BC by Patricia Funes (Argentina)
Chapter 25: Ernesto Laclau (Argentina-UK) The populist drift and the latin american center-left BC by Paula Biglieri (Argentina)
Chapter 26: Guillermo O’Donnell (Argentina-US) On certain aspects of the crisis of State. BC by Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida (Brazil).
Chapter 27: Bernardo Sorj y Sergio Fausto (Brazil) Political activism in times of internet. BC by Carlos Ruiz Encina (Chile)