A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and SocietySeries Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNYThis book simultaneously provides multiple analyses of critical pedagogy in the twenty-first century whileshowcasing the scholarship of this new generation of critical scholar-educators. Needless to say, the writersherein represent just a small subset of a much larger movement for critical transformation and a morehumane, less Eurocentric, less paternalistic, less homophobic, less patriarchical, less exploitative, and lessviolent world. This volume highlights the finding that rigorous critical pedagogical approaches to education,while still marginalized in many contexts, are being used in increasingly more classrooms for the benefit ofstudent learning, contributing, however indirectly, to the larger struggle against the barbarism of industrial,neoliberal, militarized destructiveness. The challenge for critical pedagogy in the twenty-first century, from this point of view, includes contributing tothe manifestation of a truly global critical pedagogy that is epistemologically democratic and against human suffering and capitalist exploitation. Theserigorous, democratic, critical standards for measuring the value of our scholarship, including this volume of essays, should be the same that we use tocritique and transform the larger society in which we live and work.