Therapeutism

Therapeutism

the beliefs and practices of the Therapeutae, a Jewish mystical sect in Egypt during the 1st century A.D.
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Over the past three decades, as the homeless have become a fixture in big cities across the advanced societies, we have witnessed everywhere a drift from the social to the penal treatment of that question, with low-grade medicalization and "authoritarian therapeutism" acting as a buffer or way station between the two (Bourgois and Schoenberg, 2009; Gowan, 2010).