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Book: Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns

Chapter: 9. Internalized and Forced Discipline

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44146


The disciplinary domain of power manages the power relations that regulate the lives of Tibetan nuns as women, as religious practitioners and as Tibetans who live under the rule of the Chinese state. As Tibetan women, they can find themselves as representatives of both tradition and modernity. As female religious practitioners, they are observed by other Tibetans. And as Tibetan religious practitioners, they are monitored by the Chinese state.

Chapter Contributors

  • Mitra Härkönen ( - mharkonen) 'University of Helsinki'