By Calvin Morrill, David A. Snow, Cindy White
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After a few minutes, one of the men walks by her slowly. She looks up to watch him walk by, but they do not make contact. He then retreats to where the other man is standing. At another machine, a man and a woman who entered the room separately converse briefly amidst smiles and laughter and then agree to work out together on three consecutive machines before parting company. Throughout the room, loud grunts can be heard from the free-weight area as heavily muscled men 25 bench press barbells loaded with metal disks.
Quasi-public and quasiprivate places tend to contain a mixture of public and parochial realms. 66 Consider the stereotypical family picnic to a city park. City parks are quintessential public places because of their general accessibility and high visibility. A family is a quintessential private realm. The area in a park that the family inhabits becomes a quasi-private realm for the duration of their picnic. The place that the family occupies is also partially transformed. Access to the ramada or picnic table they occupy will be restricted to family members (or those they invite to their picnic), and a temporary sense of territoriality by family members can also develop.
For example, one physically attractive, regular female exerciser commented that she is “always conscious about looking good. . I like to look presentable, but will not wear anything that will overly flatter my figure. I don’t want to attract attention or have some guy 34 lesa a. stern et al. I don’t know try to get to know me. ” This same woman noted that some of the hard bodies “almost go overboard” with trying to attract attention but always seem to get right up to the point of crossing normative boundaries without doing so.