Answer questions according to video

Watch a Zora Neale video 

What obstacles and opportunities to obtaining a higher education did Hurston face?

  • How did Hurston’s non-conventional academic pathway present both challenges and opportunities in her work?
  • How did early anthropologists use their work to justify racism and inequality?
  • How did Franz Boas break with that tradition (as depicted in the film)?
  • What is the difference between armchair anthropology and participant observation as depicted in the documentary?
  • How did Hurston’s education make fieldwork difficult?  What strategies did she employ to make connections with the people whose lives interested her?
  • How does her passion and approach to life challenge the boundaries between science and art?  How does it challenge the boundaries between work and life?
  • How does this documentary reveal the importance of having poor and minoritized people involved in academia in general and the social sciences in particular, including anthropology?  
  • Please share other comments about anything you found interesting about the documentary (this is not an optional question)!

Answer questions according to video

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