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

Chapter: 15. Increasing Opportunities

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44154


When looking at the structural, disciplinary, hegemonic and interpersonal domains discussed above, many changes can be found. There are changes particularly with the increasing number of nunneries and the nuns’ improved chances for higher religious education. The new roles of the nuns as non-violent freedom fighters, their increasing numbers, and their mission as culture “preservers” seem to have changed their status and the ways in which they are viewed by society.

Chapter Contributors

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