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Hello I would like assistance with identify each of the following terms, concepts, and individuals in a few short sentences thank you.

Auguste Compte cultural diversity
Emile Durkheim multiculturalism
Karl Marx agricultural society
Max Weber hunting and gathering society
structural functionalism industrial society
symbolic interactionism Charles Horton Cooley
qualitative analysis sample
quantitative analysis

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AUGUST COMPTE: He is a French thinker who came up with the term sociology. One universal law that Comte saw at work in all sciences he called the 'law of three phases'. It is by his statement of this law that he is best known in the English-speaking world; namely, that society has gone through three phases: Theological, Metaphysical, and Scientific. To the last of these he also gave the name "Positive," because of the polysemous connotations of that word.

EMILIE DURKHEIM: He was a French sociologist whose contributions were fundamental in the fields of anthropology and sociology. Durkheim was concerned primarily with how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in the modern era, when things such as shared religious and ethnic background could no longer be assumed. In order to study social life in modern societies, Durkheim sought to create one of the first scientific approaches to social phenomena.

KARL MARX: He was a 19th century philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary. Often called the father of communism, Marx was both a scholar and a political activist. He addressed a wide range of political as well as social issues, but is best known for his analysis of history, summed up in the opening line of the Communist Manifesto .

MAX WEBER: He was a German political economist and sociologist who was considered one of the founders of the modern study of sociology and public administration. who was considered one of the founders of the modern study of sociology and public administration. His most famous work is his essay The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, which began his work in the sociology of religion. In this work, Weber argued that religion was one of the non-exclusive reasons for the different ways the cultures of the Occident and the Orient have developed, and stressed importance of particular characteristics of ascetic Protestantism which led to the development of capitalism, bureaucracy and the rational-legal state in the West.

STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM: Developed by Talcott Parsons. It is also known as ...

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Definition and explanation of the terms listed.