docile bodies...

a docile body is defined by Michel Foucault

"one that may be subjected, used, transformed, and improved. and that this docile body can only be achieved through strict regiment of disciplinary acts"

Foucault argues that we cannot choose to enter modern society; we are controlled utterly by it through it technologies of power

(Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish Trans., A.M. Sheridan Smith. Vintage Books, Inc., 1995)

what does this mean for traditional geisha trying to survive in a modern world?