- American Literature and Culture
- Cultural Studies
- Latino/a Literature
- American Literature
- American Studies
- Chicano Literature
- Creative Writing
- Cultural Studies
- Ethnic Literature
Portales, Marco. A Mexican Revolution Photo History: Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and U.S. Interests. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2013
Original photographs of the 1910-1928 revolution accompanied by a narrative that explains who did what, to whom,when, and why. Photographed over 100 years ago by more than 480 roaming photographers in Mexico and the U.S., pictures show how Mexico was convulsed by a civil war that killed an estimated million and a half people, and caused another million and a half Mexicans of all classes to immigrate north to the United States.
Portales, Marco. Latino Sun, Rising. 2007
Now that Latinos are the most numerous ethnic minority in the United States and a growing part of the middle and professional classes, a Mexican American educator takes stock. Latinos can see that their sun is rising. Marco Portales knows; his life has been lived under that rising sun.
Portales, Marco. Quality Education for Latinos and Latinas. 2005
As educators and legislators across the country debate how to improve public schools, the most vital factor often disappears from the equation—the relationship between the teacher and the student. According to veteran educators Rita and Marco Portales, this relationship is the central issue in the education of students, especially Latino/a students who often face serious barriers to school success because of the legacy of racism, insufficient English-language skills, and cultural differences with the educational establishment.
Portales, Marco. Crowding out Latinos. 2000
In this groundbreaking analysis, Marco Portales examines the way in which education and the media act as immobilizing social forces to shape the Latino world that exists despite the best efforts of many Mexican Americans and other Latinos. The delicate relationships between what Latinos are and what they seem to be, as perceived both by the larger society and by Latinos themselves, create and craft a culture that students of American culture have not sufficiently studied or understood. As bandidos or gigolos, drug users or unwed mothers, Latinos continue to figure in the public consciousness primarily as undesirables.