Desire, Friendship, and the Politics of Refusal: The Utopian Afterlives of La Boétie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

  title={Desire, Friendship, and the Politics of Refusal: The Utopian Afterlives of La Bo{\'e}tie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude},
  author={Paul H. Mazzocchi},
  journal={Utopian Studies},
  pages={248 - 266}
abstract:In charting out a prehistory of the "new utopian spirit," this article explores the utopian afterlives of Étienne de La Boétie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. La Boétie's text has exercised an important influence on a number of scholars who have contributed to the critical rethinking of utopia, centrally Miguel Abensour, Pierre Clastres, Gustav Landauer, and Pierre Leroux. By exploring their appropriations of the text, the article aims to understand the contribution La Boétie has… 
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