Cloth $20.00 ISBN: 9781789142006 Published March 2020 For sale in North and South America only
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No Home for You Here

A Memoir of Class and Culture

Adam Theron-Lee Rensch

No Home for You Here

Adam Theron-Lee Rensch

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208 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $20.00 ISBN: 9781789142006 Published March 2020 For sale in North and South America only
E-book $20.00 ISBN: 9781789142624 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America only
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 the 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 on 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 consciousness in an era of economic crisis and staggering inequality.
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

Review Quotes
Bhaskar Sunkara, author of "The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality"
“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.”
The Socialist Standard
"A well-told account of inequality and the lack of social mobility."
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