ERIC Number: EJ1039561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Views and Voices of the Working Class: Aída and Rosario
Pao, Maria T.
Hispania, v97 n3 p498-509 Sep 2014
In 2005, Spanish television audiences saw the debut of the nation's first spinoff, the sitcom "Aída." The show featured the tribulations of its title character and her working-class family in their struggle to "llegar a fin de mes." It seemed to promise a sensibility enacted in the US series "Roseanne," where another eponymous heroine faced similar conditions with wit and verve. "Aída" became a tremendous hit for its network, Telecinco, but unlike "Roseanne," its approach to the working class did not break new ground. Such a distinction belongs to another cultural product also appearing in 2005, Elvira Lindo's novel, "Una palabra tuya." Consisting of a first-person narration by Rosario, a municipal street sweeper, the novel delivers working-class credentials through an insider's view and focuses on the physical conditions and labor of work, nonaestheticization and nonidealization of working-class life, and the consciousness of a multiple we voiced through the narrator's "I."
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Working Class, Social Problems, Didacticism, Family Work Relationship, Work Environment, Work Attitudes, Phenomenology, Life Satisfaction, Popular Culture, Novels, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Spain