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216 × 138 × 93 mm
184 pages
10 Feb 2020
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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. No Home for You Here is a timely, passionate call for class consciousness in an era of economic crisis and staggering inequality.

‘A well-told account of inequality and the lack of social mobility.’ — Socialist Standard

‘Adam Theron-Lee Rensch tells his story in beautiful prose, and evinces a commitment to humanity, justice, and a different sort of society that is all too rare today.’ — Bhaskar Sunkara, author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality

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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