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How Routinization Became a Saving Grace for the Baha'is


Lynn Echevarria is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Yukon College, Canada.


This article examines the historical process of the development of the community of Canada. It focuses upon the routinization of the religion and its effect upon the members. A sociological perspective, and excerpts from life-history narratives (1938–1960), illuminate the challenges and transitions involved in building a community without the aid of clergy, and of negotiating new religious identities and gendered relations.