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Dimensions:
216 × 138 mm
184 pages
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781789142006
Published:
10 Feb 2020
Series:
Field Notes
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No Home for You Here A Memoir of Class and Culture Adam Theron-Lee Rensch

No Home For You Here is a memoir of a life lived in the shadow of Ronald Reagan. Raised in rural Ohio, Adam Theron-Lee Rensch tells a story of a millennial trying, and failing, to leave behind the shame of growing up poor in the middle of nowhere. Interweaving personal narrative and political criticism with recent social and political history, No Home For You Here shows how the interrelationship of class, culture and identity stifles working-class solidarity, by constructing an imagined cultural divide that those in power use to maintain the status quo. With one foot in each side of this division, Rensch moves between the flat horizon of the Midwest and the densely populated streets of the city, bearing witness to the tragic effects of a precarious free-market economy on family and friends. Rather than wallowing in despair however, No Home For You Here is a timely, passionate call for class consensus in an era of economic crisis and staggering inequality.

Adam Theron-Lee Rensch was born and raised in Northwest Ohio. He writes regularly on topics ranging from class inequality and contemporary politics to pop culture and aesthetics. He lives in Chicago.

Prologue: You Can’t Go Home Again

1 The Era of Big Government is Over
2 White Trash Nation
3 There is No Such Thing as Society
4 The Culture Wars
5 Inheritance
6 Conditions Are Fundamentally Sound
7 Deaths of Despair

Epilogue: The Stories We Tell

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