INTRODUCTORY STUDY - Latin American Sociology: a centennial regional tradition, by Fernanda Beigel (Argentina)
PART ONE : FOUNDING PROBLEMS
Chapter 1: Founding problems and institutionalization of Sociology in Latin America, by Jorge Rovira-Mas (Costa Rica)
Chapter 2: Alberto Guerreiro Ramos (Brazil)A Critical Introduction to Brazilian Sociology: Canned Sociology versus Dynamic Sociology . Commentby Joao Maia Elhert (Brazil)
Chapter 3: Orlando Fals Borda (Colombia) Theoretical-Practical Experiences: General Working Guidelines on Participatory Action Research (PAR). Comment by Juan Piovani (Argentina).
Chapter 4: Aníbal Quijano (Peru) Of Don Quixote and Windmills in Latin America, Comment by Claudio Pinheiro (Brazil)
Chapter 5: Edelberto Torres Rivas (Guatemala-Costa Rica) On the Pessimism in the Social Sciences. Comment by Sergio Villena-Fiengo (Costa Rica)
Chapter 6: Elizabeth Jelin (Argentina) The foundations of a new issue: Gender, human rights and memory. Comment by Teresa Valdés Echenique (Chile)
PART TWO : HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY DEBATES
Chapter 7: Understanding historical and contemporary debate in Latin American Sociology: Enlightening paths by Raquel Sosa Elízaga (Mexico)
Chapter 8: Sergio Bagu (Argentina-Mexico) Building theory. Comment by Pablo de Marinis (Argentina)
Chapter 9: René Zavaleta (Bolivia) The struggle for the surplus. Comment by Oscar Vega Camacho (Bolivia)
Chapter 10: Arturo Escobar (Colombia). Development (Again) in Question: Trends in Critical Debates on Capitalism, Development and Modernity in Latin America. Comment by Irene Piedrahíta Arcila (Colombia)
Chapter 11: Bolívar Echeverría (Ecuador-Mexico) The 'American' Modernity. (Keys to its Understanding). Comment by Márgara Millán (Mexico)
PART THREE : SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INEQUALITIES
Chapter 12: Inequality, Inequalities by Nadya Araujo Guimaraes (Brazil)
Chapter 13: José Carlos Mariátegui (Peru) The problem of race: Approaching the Issue. Comment by José Carlos Mariátegui-Ezeta and Javier Mariátegui Chiappe (Peru).
Chapter 14: Florestan Fernandes (Brazil) The Weight of the Past . Comment by Antonio Sergio Guimaraes (Brazil).
Chapter 15: Rodolfo Stavenhagen (Mexico) The dynamics of Inter-ethnic relations: Classes, colonialism and acculturation. Comment by Francisco Zapata (Mexico)
Chapter 16: José Nun (Argentina) Marginality and Social Exclusion (Fragments). Comment by Gabriel Kessler (Argentina)
Chapter 17: Marina Ariza and Orlandina de Oliveira (Mexico) Households, families and social inequalities in Latin America. Comment by Brigida García (Mexico)
PART FOUR : IDENTITIES, ACTORS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Chapter 18: Latin American Perspectives on 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. Comment by Maristella Svampa (Argentina)
Chapter 20: Eder Sader (Brazil) New Players Came on Stage – São Paulo Workers’ Experiences, Language, and Struggles (1970?1980). Comment by Maria da Gloria Gohn (Brazil).
Chapter 21: Virginia Vargas (Peru) Latin American feminisms and their transition to the new millennium (a personal political reading). Comment by Susana Rostignol (Uruguay)
Chapter 22: Enrique de la Garza Toledo (Mexico) Trade union models in Latin America, before and after. Comment 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. Comment by Patricia Funes (Argentina)
Chapter 25: Ernesto Laclau (Argentina-UK) The populist turn and the center-left in latin america. Comment by Paula Biglieri (Argentina)
Chapter 26: Guillermo O’Donnell (Argentina-US) On certain aspects of the crisis of State. Comment by Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida (Brazil)
Chapter 27: Bernardo Sorj (Brazil) Political activism in the era of the internet. Comment by Carlos Ruiz Encina (Chile)