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TITLEBounded Religious Communities' Management of the Challenge of New Media: Bahá'í Negotiation with the Internet
AUTHOR 1Heidi A. Campbell
AUTHOR 2Drake Fulton
VOLUMEed. Marie Gillespie et al.
TITLE_PARENTSocial Media and Religious Change
PUB_THISWalter de Gruyter & Co.
ABSTRACTAn 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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