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Definition of E-self

(noun) “[A]n experience of individuality in which the affective and philosophical self-resources of rock ‘n’ roll media are displaced or at least supplemented by the increasingly technological and commodified aspects of the media” (Kotarba 2013:15).

Example of E-self

  • Marketing high-end audio equipment to aging rock and roll fans.

Etymology of E-self

E-self Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: e self

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /EE-sElf/
  • British English – /EE-self/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /i-sɛlf/
  • British English – /iː-sɛlf/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: e-selves
  • Variant spelling:
    • e-Self
    • eself

Additional Information

Related Terms


Kotarba, Joseph A. 2013. Baby Boomer Rock ‘n’ Roll Fans: The Music Never Ends. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

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