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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.
See also Seeking for Truth: Plausibility Alignment on a Bahá'í Email List.

Article extracted from complete book, which was posted by its editor to

Note: the following article is 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, the Baha'i Library Online has never been asked to remove any item for doctrinal reasons. (-J.W., 2023)

Bounded Religious Communities' Management of the Challenge of New Media:
Bahá'í Negotiation with the Internet

by Heidi A. Campbell and Drake Fulton

published in Social Media and Religious Change, ed. Marie Gillespie et al., pages 185-200
Walter de Gruyter & Co., 2012
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