Rise and Shine: Sunlight, Technology and Health

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1 I roughly estimated that each brand had around fifteen products available connected with sun exposure - which means that there were around 300 different sun-related products for the consumer to deliberate over with arguably little to guide them in making their selection.

2 Although during previous research (Carter 1997) respondents reported that they do not feel like they have had a proper holiday unless they have been sunburnt at least once.


1 This trip was arranged by John Cook, the senior partner of Thomas Cook.

2 I have mainly discussed Britain and North America but there is good reason to suppose that similar debates were occurring in other northern regions, especially those with colonial possessions (e.g. France and Germany).


1 This is not to say that'white' as a category suddenly ceased to have any importance, merely the use of the term as an explicit racial category in political discourse. Of course, 'white' remained an enormously powerful category but one that was largely established through articulations and figurations of difference (Dyer 1997). Bonnet also charts how in parallel to the racial category of 'white', declining the idea of the 'West' arose (Bonnett 2003).

2 The modern character of the vampire was probably first created by John Polidori in The Vampyre (1819). The original character was part based on folklore and was part modelled on Polidori's friend Lord Byron.


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