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Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis-ISU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


School of Communication

First Advisor

John Baldwin


Following the conclusion of the Second World War, the experiences of Japanese Americans have been disproportionally silenced. This study therefore attempts to identify how Japanese American identity has been altered over time and why identity formation among generational groups has been altered so significantly. Ten one-on-one interviews were conducted, transcribed, and coded for emerging themes pertinent to identity formation and the communication of identity. Results from this study suggest implications for future research concerning Japanese American identity, identity formation, and the historical impacts of prejudice and discrimination on this identity group.


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