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--Nisei--Sansei--Yonsei--intergenerational communication of the Internment and the lived experience of twelve Japanese Canadians born after the Internment

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dc.contributor.supervisor Hughes, Judith (Social Work) en_US
dc.contributor.author Hashimoto, Gaia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-04T15:06:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-04T15:06:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5248
dc.description.abstract The Internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War was a blatant act of racial-based injustice in Canadian history. In this study, the term "Internment" encompasses all the events that resulted from the abrogation of Japanese Canadian rights of citizenship--mass uprooting from their homes and communities in British Columbia (BC), dispossession, forced relocation to internment camps in interior BC, road camps, and sugar beet farms, followed by forced exile from BC to Japan, or forced migration and assimilation across Canada. The twelve participants in this study are Canadians of Japanese heritage who were born after the Internment and whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) experienced a form of Internment. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, we explored intergenerational communication of the Internment experience and the lived experience of growing up in the aftermath of the Internment. The findings revealed alternative responses and outcomes to historical trauma theory. Threaded throughout these stories and responses were prevailing themes reflecting values of gaman and enryo, in addition to resilience and empowerment. en_US
dc.subject Japanese Canadians en_US
dc.subject Internment of Japanese Canadians en_US
dc.subject Intergenerational communication of historical trauma en_US
dc.subject Phenomenology en_US
dc.title --Nisei--Sansei--Yonsei--intergenerational communication of the Internment and the lived experience of twelve Japanese Canadians born after the Internment en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hart, Michael (Social Work) Sugiman, Pamela (Ryerson University) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2012 en_US


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