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Making Ourselves at Home / Open University.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorOpen University.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2012.
Description1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series Empire: A British Chronicle
Empire, A British Chronicle. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Creating a Home away from Home (1:54) -- Pioneers of Empire (4:37) -- Early Empire Interracial Marriages (4:44) -- Imposing British Values (2:54) -- "A Version of Surrey" - Upholding Victorian Values (5:02) -- Mortality in Colonial Settlements (2:33) -- Cricket in Singapore (4:01) -- Preserving the British National Identity (2:28) -- Settlers in Canada (3:26) -- Recreating the Familiar (4:09) -- Land Grab in Africa (3:27) -- Pride in the Empire (4:35) -- Kenya's Lunatic Line (5:57) -- Shifting Populations for Labor (1:09) -- Empire Comes Home (2:16) -- Supporters of Empire (2:58) -- Making a Home in Britain (1:04) -- Credits: Making Ourselves at Home: Empire-A British Chronicle (0:41)
Abstract To conquer and possess other lands is only one part of the empire-building equation-the other part is to make those lands (and their peoples) conform to the dominant culture. This program shows how traders, soldiers, and settlers spread the British way of life around the world, and in particular how they created a very British idea of home. Viewers learn about early phases of the English presence in India, in which traders wore Indian attire and took Indian wives-until Victorian constraints put a stop to that. Visiting a Canadian town in which the inhabitants are still fiercely proud of their Scottish heritage, the film also travels to places where there is more ambivalence surrounding the history of colonization: a club in Singapore where British colonials often gathered and a Kenyan village where the descendants of white settlers are prominent.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 13, 2013.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Open University, 2012.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number51980s Films Media Group
Publisher number51982 Films Media Group

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