neurotechnology (2020-2060)

 

NationMaster (May 2003)

 

flash mobs (2003)

 

identity theft

 

 

GaWC Inventory of World Cities (1999)

 

Robert Worcester's World Happiness Survey (1998)

 

Human Development Index (1993)

 

same sex marriage (1989)

 

gender mainstreaming (1985)

 

the World Values Survey (1981)

 

Political correctness (1980s, 90s)

 

the Small world phenomenon (1967)

 

Cryonics (1967)

 

the Establishment

 

the Kardashev scale (1964)

 

I Have a Dream (August 28, 1963) by Martin Luther King, Jr

 

 

information age (1960-2020)

 

makeovers

 

racial profiling

 

Awareness ribbons

 

the Fourth Geneva Convention (August 12, 1949)

 

the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December 10, 1948)

 

Murphy's law (1948)

 

 

Globalization

 

 

the United Nations (1945)

 

Postmoderism (1945)

 

the Police state

 

 

Totalitarianism (1930s)

 

the Rat Race (1930)

 

the Third Geneva Convention (1929)

 

Toastmasters (1924)

 

the League of Nations (1919)

 

 

Communism (1917)

 

Problem-reaction-solution

 

make up (1910s)

 

motorization (1910-1970)

 

the Second Geneva Convention (1906)

 

Gustave Le Bon's La psychologie des foules (1895)

 

Social security

 

Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies (1876)

 

anonymous mass existence (mid 19th century)

 

 

naturalism and social realism (end of the 19th century)

 

Modernism

 

electrification (1870-1920)

 

the Welfare state (1870s)

 

the First Geneva Convention (August 22, 1864)

 

Carte de Visite (1854)

 

Charles Mackay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841)

 

Sťances

 

Imperialism (1840-present)

 

the Victorian era (1837-1901)

 

the Emperor's New Clothes (1837)

 

Auguste Comte coined the term sociology (18??) for the science invented by Saint-Simon

 

On Love (1822) by Stendhal

 

railroadization (1820-1920)

 

Biedermeier (1815-1850)

 

 

Romanticism (1800-1850)

 

Martial law

 

On Human Relations (1788) by Adolf Freiherr Knigge

 

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)

 

 

Industrial Revolution (1780 - present)

 

mechanization (1780-1830)

 

the Public domain (1774)

 

 

Neoclassicism (1770-1820)

 

House numbering (1764)

 

nation-states

 

the Discourse on Inequality (1754)

 

Visiting cards (17th century)

 

Trade cards (beginning of the 17th century)

 

the ombudsman (1713)

 

 

Enlightenment (1700-1815)

 

 

Rococo (1700-1800)

 

civil rights

 

police (1667)

 

French (17th century) became the lingua franca of educated Europe

 

the Elizabethan Poor Law (1601)

 

 

the Age of Reason (17th century)

 

 

Baroque (1600-1700)

 

 

the Scientific revolution (1545)

 

Expropriations (16th century)

 

the Book of the Courtier (1528) by Baldassare Castiglione

 

 

Reformation (1517-1648)

 

 

Colonialism (1492)

 

 

the Age of Discovery (early 15th century - early 17th century)

 

 

Humanism (14th - 15th century)

 

 

Absolutism (1385-1800)

 

 

Renaissance (13th century)

 

hereditary surnames

 

 

High Middle Ages (1000-1300)

 

Imperial Ban

 

Gentleman

 

T-V distinctions

 

styles of office (manners of address)

 

Social classes

 

Running the gauntlet

 

Chivalry

 

Courtly love

 

Titles (Middle Ages)

 

Signet rings (Middle Ages)

 

Coat of arms (Middle Ages)

 

 

Feudalism (Middle Ages)

 

 

the Dark Age (476-1000)

 

the globus cruciger (early 400's)

 

activism

 

passive resistance

 

the mayor

 

mosques

 

the church

 

godparents

 

baptism

 

parades

 

the Analects of Confucius (300 bc)

 

the Nicomachean Ethics (330 bc) by Aristotle

 

 

the Republic (380 bc) by Plato

 

censuses (500 bc)

 

democracy

 

 

classical antiquity

 

the Polis

 

Nouveau riche

 

 

money

 

the Code of Hammurabi (1780 bc)

 

 

monotheism

 

the Maxims of Ptahhotep (2300 bc)

 

 

Slavery (prehistoric times - present)

 

 

writing systems

 

socialites

 

prisons

 

prizes, medals and awards

 

crowns

 

kingdoms

 

empires

 

divorce

 

marriage

 

synagogues

 

harems

 

temples

 

polytheism

 

domestication

 

theft

 

property

 

fences

 

agriculture

 

 

ancient history

 

hunting and gathering

 

keeping face

 

secrets

 

taboos

 

banishment

 

double standards

 

prohibitions

 

burials

 

blood feuds

 

capital punishment

 

couvade

 

masks

 

clothes

 

body painting

 

feral children

 

abortion

 

euthanasia

 

human sacrifice

 

initiation

 

rites of passage

 

rites of worship

 

gifts

 

Altruism

 

polygamy

 

division of labour

 

hierarchy

 

matriarchy

 

patriarchy

 

 

the tribe

 

 

the family