***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Nancy, There is a lot of work done on negative ties in general and negative gossip in particular; specifically in organisational context. See the following references: 1) Grosser, T. J., Lopez-Kidwell, V., & Labianca, G. (2010). A social network analysis of positive and negative gossip in organizational life. *Group and Organization Management*, *35*(2), 177-212. 10.1177/1059601109360391 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059601109360391> 2) Beersma, B. and Van Kleef, G. A. (2012), Why People Gossip: An Empirical Analysis of Social Motives, Antecedents, and Consequences. *Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42*: 2640–2670. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.00956.x 3) Ellwardt, L., Labianca, J. & Wittek, R. (2012): Who Are the Objects of Positive and Negative Gossip at Work? A Social Network Perspective on Workplace Gossip. *Social Networks 34*(2), 193-205. 4) Grosser, T.J., Lopez-Kidwell, V., Labianca, G. & Ellwardt, L. (2012): Hearing It Through the Grapevine: Positive and Negative Workplace Gossip. *Organizational Dynamics 41(*1), 52-61. 5) Ellwardt, L., Steglich, C. & Wittek, R. (2012): The Co-evolution of Gossip and Friendship in Workplace Social Networks. Social Networks 34(4), 623-633 6) Ellwardt, L. (2011): Gossip in Organizations. A Social Network Study. ICS dissertation, Groningen 7) Labianca, G., & Brass, D.J. (2006). Exploring the Social Ledger: Negative Relationships and Negative Asymmetry in Social Networks in Organizations. *Academy of Management Review*, 31: 596-614. Hope that helps. If I find more work I am happy to send you. I am working on negative gossip in organizational context. Still I would be more then interested to know what turns out for you.Please keep me posted on the results of your research. Regards On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 6:45 PM, Worsfold, Nancy <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hello ‘SocNet”: > > > > I am contacting you hoping that perhaps you can point me in the direction > of ideas or research with regards to the power of gossip in marginalized > neighbourhoods. > > > > Let me explain – I am responsible for crime prevention and community > safety for the city of Ottawa, Canada. One of our projects is developing > support networks to help neighbourhoods recover from tragic incidents such > as shootings and murders. We funded some research on the topic of how > trauma plays out in neighbourhoods because most work on trauma is very > individually or clinically focused, but we are more interested in > neighbourhoods and community. The research entitled “Reactions to > Trauma on a Community Level > <http://www.crimepreventionottawa.ca/Media/Content/files/Publications/Neighbourhoods/Reaction%20to%20Trauma%20at%20the%20Community%20Level%20Final%20EN-Full%20Report%20-%20March%2031%202016(4).pdf>” > is available on our website as are a number of other relevant community > based research projects on neighbourhoods. > <http://www.crimepreventionottawa.ca/en/publications/neighbourhoods> > > > > One of the key findings in the research was the enormous power of *negative > gossip* in marginalized neighbourhoods where many of these incidents take > place. This is destructive to the fabric of the community and to healing > from traumatic events. We released the research, and a few other things, > at an event with 180 community workers and activists and the general > consensus seemed to be that negative gossip really is a big problem. I > have no idea of how to address this, or even how to think about addressing > it, there is lots of academic literature about community cohesion and gang > prevention, but nothing mentions gossip. Having asked many people where > I should start – I was directed to your listserve. > > > > So, I hope you don’t mind me reaching out, but if you have any ideas for > me, it would be much appreciated. > > > > Regards, > > > > Nancy > > > > > > ******************************* * > Nancy Worsfold > Executive Director/Directrice génerale > Crime Prevention Ottawa/Prévention du crime Ottawa > 613-580-2424 ext./poste 28518 > > > > > > > > > > > > This e-mail originates from the City of Ottawa e-mail system. Any > distribution, use or copying of this e-mail or the information it contains > by other than the intended recipient(s) is unauthorized. Thank you. > > Le présent courriel a été expédié par le système de courriels de la Ville > d'Ottawa. 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