restricted access Practice and Praxis: Chicana Feminism and the History of the Chicana/Latina Studies Journal


A history of the Chicana/Latina Studies journal, published by Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) organization, in evidence of the organization's expression and evolution of its Chicana feminist thought. The article argues that the journal's Chicana feminist theories and ideas led to an explicit Chicana feminist editorial praxis. This history is traced from the MALCS organization's working papers, Trabajos Monográficos, released in the mid-1980s, to its form as Voces journal and the Series in Chicana Studies working papers in the 1990s, to its final emergence as the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, biannual academic journal Chicana/Latina Studies.