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Bounded Religious Communities' Management of the Challenge of New Media

AuthorHeidi A. Campbell
Author 2
Drake Fulton
Title of item
Bounded Religious Communities' Management of the Challenge of New Media
Subtitle of item
Bahá'í Negotiation with the Internet
ed. Marie Gillespie et al.
Parent publication   Social Media and Religious Change
Publisher of this ed.
Walter de Gruyter & Co.
Date of this edition 2012
Permission author
Posted 2014-03-19 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract An outsiders' perspective of the Bahá'í approach to fluid, open networks in the face of its bounded social structure and its system of hierarchical gatekeepers. Includes overview of the Bahá'í Internet Agency.
Notes See also Seeking for Truth: Plausibility Alignment on a Bahá'í Email List.

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Note: the following article is heavily informed by the writings and views of Juan Cole. While accurate, they are also somewhat one-sided, e.g. in Cole's and this article's perception that the Bahá'í Administration actively suppresses dissent. By contrast, in the 17 years since starting the Bahá'í Library Online, I've never been asked by the Administration to remove anything, and in fact have never received a single unsolicited communication. (-J.W., 2014)

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