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

Chapter: 12. Freedom in Monasticism

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44150


It is argued in the chapter that monastic status offers a nun not only freedom from the prevailing female state, but also opportunities that would not be available to her as a laywoman.

Chapter Contributors

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