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Date of Award
Thesis and Dissertation-ISU Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
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.
Oshita, Chelsea H., "Altered Perceptions: Impact Of Historical And Cultural Discourse On Japanese American Identity Formation" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 699.