Pt. I. Premiere - The Nature of the Nation: State Fetishism and Nationalism. 1. History's Nature. 2. The Nation's Two Bodies
Pt. II. Debut - Venezuelan Counterpoint: Dictatorship and Democracy. 3. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Dictatorship. 4. Constructing the Nation; The Nation as a Construct. 5. The Twenty-third of January of Democracy
Pt. III. Revival - The Petrostate and the Sowing of Oil. 6. The Motors Wars: The Engines of Progress. 7. Mirages of El Dorado: The Death of a Tractor Factory. 8. The Devil's Excrement: Criminality and Sociality
Pt. IV. Sequel - Black Gold: Money Fetishism and Modernity. 9. Harvesting the Oil: The Storm of Progress. 10. Beyond Occidentalism: A Subaltern Modernity.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-431) and index.