Source: (1997) The Annual of Psychoanalysis (25).
Nathanson presents a long discussion of a theory of affect (emotion) developed by Michael Franz Basch (based at least in part on the affect theory of Sylvan Tomkins). Nathanson examines Tomkinsâ€™s account of affect and Baschâ€™s account of empathy based on Tomkins. He then applies these ideas on affect and empathy to victims and offenders â€“ in particular to family group conferencing, reintegrative shaming, and the sense of community.
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