Individual Identity, Racism, Political Morality Economics, Ecology, Nationalism, And Globalization

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Individual identity, racism, political morality economics, ecology, nationalism and globalization are the most important transition factors moving through 1500 to 1800. When it comes to traditional society to modern society, individuality is a characteristic of modern society. An individual in the middle ages was someone who was a representative of his or her group. The individual was the person who was the best example of the family or general group that was being described. (Reilly 2002) In the Middle Ages you were not able to get out of your social class that you were born from, your occupation eventually indicated your class. One of the most important causes was the rise of the middle class population of merchants and traders who found estate society to confining for their individual talents and ambitions. (Reilly 2002) People in the Middle Ages belong to only three social classes and only worked in ten or twenty occupations. The modern industrial society began a revolution that continues to make people’s lifestyles and occupations more specialized. (Reilly 2002) In the traditional society there were no specialized rooms before the last couple of hundred years. Privacy was clearly impossible in this kind of society. Without special rooms and private rooms, no one could ever be alone for very long. Since there was no privacy, there could be very little private identity. All of life was public in traditional society partly because there was very little private space.…

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