Via InfiniteThought comes this superb writeup of the Birkbeck communism conference. I haven’t had time to read the whole thing, but it’s got some great stuff. It includes Alberto Toascano’s full paper, “Abstract Life: Biopolitics, Periodisation and the Critique of Political Economy” as well as notes on Gayatri Spivak’s presentation “They, the People.” All sorts of fun communist theory goodness for those of us who couldn’t make it out to Birkbeck. Just as a treat, here’s the map of biopolitics included in Toscano’s paper:
Update: Oops, class ended before I could add links. Also that map is unwieldy. If you want to see a map of biopolitics theorists it’s here.