you think it's
the end,
reflections on 'the ending'
Operation Crossroads, USA (1946)
but it's just
the beginning
as an analytical concept and an empirical reality
Finn Sivert Nielsen - Copenhagen University











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This course, which is the last regular course I will hold at the Department of Anthropology in Copenhagen, will attempt to develop an analytical concept out of a non-anthropological idea: the idea of "the ending". The course will build on the initial hypothesis that endings "punctuate" sequences of events, separating them from each other (as before vs. after), and thus, in a sense, defining them as entities. An event cannot be grasped as an event before it is over; life is not complete without death.