Resistance to the Known

Counter-Conduct in Language Education

  • Damian J. Rivers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Conceptualizing ‘the Known’ and the Relational Dynamics of Power and Resistance

  3. Countering Micro-Processes in Local Contexts

  4. Countering Macro-Processes in National Contexts

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 238-243

About this book


This volume stands as a demonstration of resistance to 'the known' (i.e. the tyranny of the expected) through individual and collective counter-conduct within the domain of language education. Supported by data drawn from various local and national contexts, the book challenges the pedagogies, practices, and policies of 'the institution'.


Foreign language education EFL ESL TESOL pedagogy critical theory English Greek language language classroom teacher education teaching English

Editors and affiliations

  • Damian J. Rivers
    • 1
  1. 1.Future University HakodateHokkaidoJapan

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