THE NATIVES ARE ALWAYS RESTLESS by Gerald Raftery

THE NATIVES ARE ALWAYS RESTLESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The viewing station is the junior high school library, from which resident anthropologist-librarian Raftery observes the folkways of the junior highschool set. How they eat (particularly early teen-aged girls), how they communicate with each other (not in a language adults can comprehend), their values and humor, their approach to romance (little girls start going steady at ten, though their ""steadies"" are sometimes unaware of their predicament), their behavior off home territory (on field trips), as well as on tribal grounds are all written up with a tolerance suited to the most professional scientific project. Mr. Raftery obviously enjoys his life among the savages and his reminiscences are mildly, pleasantly engaging.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1964
Publisher: Vanguard