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Claude Meillassoux

Claude Meillassoux was a French neo-Marxist economic anthropologist and Africanist. Meillassoux, a student of Georges Balandier, did fieldwork among the Guro (Gouro) of the Cote d'Ivoire: his thesis was published in 1964. In the 1970s he criticised Marshall Sahlins's use of the notion of "domestic mode of production". Meillassoux was throughout his life a politically committed critic of social injustice