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February 28, 2013

Amy Youngs

Erving Goffman & Cindy Sherman

Compare and contrast a Cindy Sherman image in terms of the elements that Goffman talks about in The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life.

A Physical Description:-

A single black and white image containing a wide range of tones and shades, varying from jet black to bright white. The dimensions of the physical print are 148mm by 105mm or approximately A5 size. A woman stands on the right hand side of the image, leaning with her left arm on the edge of a sink. Her right arm is wrapped around her middle. Her body is at an angle only half facing the viewer, with her head positioned and facing slightly over her shoulder. Her clothes are that of a 1970’s house wife with an apron tided rounder her middle. Her hair is a short bob cut with a fringe, neatly presented like her clothes. To the left of the image is…

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