The scientific potentials of self-confinement in the Arabian Peninsula
April 22, 2020 As a social scientist carrying out field work in the Arabian Peninsula, I am used to navigating between periods of seclusion, and others of intense social contact with colleagues, informants or interviewees. By all standards, working on my own in my Omani air conditioned home office for the last month and a half has not been a traumatizing experience. Evidently, colleagues from Sultan Qaboos University where I am an invited researcher are surely missed. Nevertheless, should con...