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Hassan Fahim Devin

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In this descriptive – correlative study we examined the relationship between big five personality traits with cultural intelligence in 113 active soccer coaches in the city of Mashhad in north-eastern of Iran. Anget. al (2004) cultural intelligence (CI) and Costa & McCrae (1992) Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) and NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI questionnaires were used to obtain coaches’ rate of cultural intelligence and personality traits. The results of the study revealed a significant positive relationship between personality traits (except for neuroticism) with Cultural intelligence. A significant reverse relationship was observed between neuroticism and Cultural intelligence. A significant difference was observed between coaches with A and B coaching degree, in comparison with C and D coaching degree in terms of cultural intelligence. No significant difference was observed between these two groups regarding personality traits. Our results show that some of the personality characteristics are crucial and related to a capability to function effectively in diverse settings.

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Macit Koc

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Purpose of the article The purpose of this article is to determine whether Sport Sponsorship was utilized by some Albanian companies as a promotional tool in their marketing efforts. Since the world included low population with limited goods and products in the past, the marketing and selling of the products were very simple. As the population grew and economies started thriving more diverse products and attractive products and goods were represented with a higher quantity in the global markets. Albania was not an exception to this fact, especially in the fields of business to business marketing. The competition occurred between companies in an attempt to attract more customers for buying goods and services. Strategically located in Europe, an important part of business of sports “sport sponsorship” has become as important part of marketing communication mix for many companies in Albania today.

Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to provide better understanding of the use of a sport sponsorship as a communication tool in Albania and the objectives linked with this kind of sponsorship.

Methodology/methods This is a qualitative study, although a quantitative method is used. Four companies were analyzed, from different industries, and two of them are supporting local football team, whereas two are/were sponsoring national ones. Initially surveys were distributed to four well-known companies in Albanian market; it was somehow difficult to gather the results of the surveys in terms of “locating the person to communicate with on behalf of the company”. However, this was easily overcome by contacting in advance.Conclusions In conclusion, the overall conclusion of this paper was that, in Albania companies sponsor because of the team’s media appearance and the objectives from a sport sponsorship are to increase sales and make people more aware of their brand and become accustomed to it.

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Biljana Radić-Bojanić and Nadežda Silaški

. [2008, June 24] Radić-Bojanić, B., N. Silaški. 2008. ‘Sportizacija političkog diskursa - kako metafore prikrivaju političku stvarnost Srbije’ in Zbornik Matice srpske za filologiju ilingvistiku , LI/1-2, pp.139-155. Radić-Bojanić, B., N. Silaški. 2010. ‘Gendered Political Discourse - How Women Find Their Way in the Penalty Area of the Political Battlefield’ in Gender Studies , 9 (1), pp.21-35. Russo, P. 2001. ‘Berlusconi and Other Matters: the Era of ‘Football-Politics’ in Journal of Modern Italian Studies 5(3), pp

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Sine Agergaard and Annette la Cour

and integration. The case of talented ethnic minority players in Danish football clubs’, International Journal of Sport Policy, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 205-221, DOI:10.1080/19406940.2010.488067. Andersen, NÅ 2006, Partnerskabelse, Hans Reitzels Forlag, København. Bacchi, C 2009, Analysing policy: What's the problem represented to be, Pearson, French Forests. Barbour, RS & Kitzinger, J 1999, Developing focus group research. Politics, theory and practice, Sage Publications, London

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“My children are Norwegian but i am a foreigner”

Experiences of African immigrant parents within Norwegian welfare society

Berit Overå Johannesen and Lily Appoh

). Hennum (2002) notes that middle-class Norwegian parents see it as an expression of their love and support when they engage in children's extracurricular activities such as football or music band. Mothers from the rich elite in Norway engage even more intensively in the leisure activities of their children and while most children in Norway attend kindergarten and after school programs, elite mothers tend to keep their children at home in order to protect them from the hostility of the world outside the family ( Aarseth 2014 ). Critics of the universal claims made by

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, practices and discourses throughout time and space. Although Damian J. Rivers points to important aspects of undressing Japanese culturalism, he surely must acknowledge that there is, after all, a significant difference of behaviour, sound and semiotics at football stadiums in Japan and England. There is a large span in the spectrum between the essentialist ‘all is culture’ and the deconstructionist ‘nothing is culture’. However, even though it may be difficult to identify in practice, there is a golden middle path between cultural essentialism and absolute

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Neither Trust Nor Distrust

Social relations in a multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Copenhagen

Tina Gudrun Jensen

part of the city most of his life, said: But I do feel safe, well, yes safe, I do. I go out [in the area of Green Park] in the evening. I don´t care. And we [he and his wife] go for an evening walk once in a while and look at what is happening. And well, we also know a lot of the others… and greet them. Also the young foreigners there, with football and such things, we talk and I tease them, `Well, who´s winning Champion´s League´ and things like that. I also think that the way you yourself approach things matters a lot. If you ignore them right away, they get angry

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Eichberg Henning, Martin Bak Jørgensen, Miguel Benito, Veronica Ferreri and Erdem Dikici

integration programmes and sport–political projects (Sine Agergaard). How this worked on the practical level and bottom-up, remains, as the chapter underlines, a desideratum for empirical anthropology. The second part consists of two cases of social practice in local clubs. In football, minority boys are subjected to discipline and ‘order’ in line with ‘Danish values and norms giving, especially high priority to the education of ‘the whole human being’. This favours ‘imagined sameness’, with the result of drop-out of non-Danish ethnic players (Martin Treumer Gregersen

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Jean-Claude Kaufmann

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Pierre-Emmanuel Sorignet

. Paris : Fayard. Peterson, Richard A. et Albert Simkus. 1992. How musical tastes mark occupational status groups. Pp. 152–186 in Cultivating Differences. Symbolic Boundaries and the Making of Inequality, édité par Michèle Lamont et Marcel Fournier. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press. Rannou, Janine et Ionela Roharic. 2006. Les danseurs, un métier d’engagement. Paris : La Documentation française. Renahy, Nicolas. 2001. Football et représentation territoriale : un club amateur dans un village ouvrier. Ethnologie française 31(4) : 707