In his study of native cultures pederasty appears typically as a passing stage in which the adolescent is the beloved of an older male, remains as such until he reaches a certain developmental threshold, after which he in turn takes on an adolescent beloved of his own.
This model is judged by Gorer as socially viable, i.e.
"We shrink, for very shame, from treating of the subject of boys....
In French, however, "pédérastie" has been used as a synonym for homosexuality between adult males (see Histoire du mot pédérastie).
With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea).
She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself.
not likely to give rise to psychological discomfort or neuroses for all or most males.
He adds that in many societies, pederasty has been the main subject of the arts and the main source of tender and elevated emotions. Its practice dates from the Archaic period onwards in Ancient Greece, but Cretan ritual objects that reflect an already-formalised practice date to the late Minoan civilization, in around 1650 BC.
' My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is a lovely film. It is not an extremely good film but it just doesn't go wrong anywhere. Toula, played by Nia Vardalos, is 30 years old and still single. Unfortunately for her family she falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), definitely not a Greek.