Write a short essay (1000-1200 words) that further describes the rhetoric of the subaltern counter public you wrote about in Assignment 4. Your thesis for this essay should make an argument about how the rhetoric of the subaltern counter public works to describe itself as separate from dominant or mainstream public rhetoric. In making this argument, draw on and explicitly cite at least one reading from Lessons 8, 9, and 10.
This essay should address the following:
1. Analyze the role of political myth in the texts of the subaltern counter public. As you do so, you may want to address the following questions: What kind of myths does this subaltern counter public oppose and attempt to debunk? Do they rely on any myths themselves, and if so, are they myths that they share with the vision of the world that they oppose? Are there any myths that they are attempting to cause a structural change in?
2. Identify and describe two types of ideographs in the subaltern counter public texts: ideographs that the texts use and ideographs that they critique. If the texts use and critique the same ideographs, that’s fine, just make sure you explain how that is happening.How does the rhetoric of the subaltern counter public draw on or contest the power of institutionalized discourses? How do the practices of training subjects with discourses of knowledge about those subject play into their rhetoric?