Feminist Review has a long history of commitment to critical dialogue. When Feminist Review first appeared in 1979 it described itself as a socialist and feminist journal, 'a vehicle to unite research and theory with political practice, and contribute to the development of both'. Whilst retaining these commitments, Feminist Review has played a key role in interrogating and re-shaping feminisms, in changing political landscapes.Amidst a plethora of specialist feminist journals, Feminist Review sustains its unique role as an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting publication. Situated outside traditional disciplinary boundaries Feminist Review insists on the theoretical and strategic centrality of gender in all its complexity. The journal emphasizes the intersectionality of ethnicity, gender, 'race', class and sexuality; its historical concern with the socio-economic realities of women's lives persists. This issue highlights seminal articles that have appeared in the journal over the course of the last 25 years.