Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The impossible Promise.

  • Sultan Abdallah Maani The Hashemite University, Jordan


Knowledge Production in the Arab World provides a wealth of vital and useful insights on the dynamics of research in the Arab region. This meticulously well-researched volume is an inside look at what goes on behind the doors of Arab universities, research centers, and policy-makers' saloons to find "exits" or possible ways out of the current research impasse. The book authored by Sari Hanafi, a professor of sociology at AUB, and Rigas Arvanitis, a sociologist at IRD, detects what render a research in the Arab world an irrelevant/ineffective experience, a difficult mission or ‘an/the impossible promise' at national, regional and global levels.

Author Biography

Sultan Abdallah Maani, The Hashemite University, Jordan

is Professor of Epigraphy and the Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations. Education: Ancient Semitic Inscriptions, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Dissertation: „Nordjordanische Ortsnamen: eine etymologische und semantische Untersuchung“. M.A. in Archaeology and Semitic Cultures, Yamouk University, Irbid, Jordan. Thesis: “Allat: An Epigraphical Approach, A study on Allat in the Safaitic Inscriptions” B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan. He currently works at Hashemite University, Faculty of Queen Rania of Tourism and Heritage, Zarqa, Jordan.


How to Cite
Maani, S. A. “Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise.”. Middle East - Topics & Arguments, Vol. 9, Dec. 2017, pp. 149-50, doi:10.17192/meta.2017.9.7341.