عنوان مقاله [English]
In recent years, historians, and anthropologists, have turned their faces towards Oral History. Historians have been collecting and capturing oral data on personalities in different areas. So do anthropologists. They are also fond of the issue to complete their researches.An " Identity Crisis " has turned out to be an important issue in the U.S, because majority of the population are immigrants. Therefore, in the eyes of the people, who have spent their youth in the United States, the identity will be of prime significance.The article has dug in problems of a Japanese-originated U.S citizen and clarity's that the protagonist has been alienated either from his mother country, Japan, or the States, in which he is currently leading his life. It shows that the man does his best to know himself better, and establishes a contact with his family. The subject is extracted from " the Oral History Reader" by Robert Perks and Alister Thomson, 1998, P 140 -145.The author, Akimi Kikomora, is a professor in University of California Los Angles as well as Southern California University, who appears day in day out in TV and in the Cinema. She publishes short stories as well, and was successful to reprint" Oral History Journal" in 1987, from no 14 onwards, after getting an authority from U.S Oral History Society.