American Sociological Association

Tours

ASA will be offering four tours in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

NEW TOURS ANNOUNCED

Discover Cité Mémoire is being offered Sunday, August 13, 2017, 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. This guided visit will allow you to discover the history of Montreal differently by strolling through the largest outdoor projection circuit in the world starting at nightfall. Your guide will lead you through the streets and alleys of Old Montreal to view some of the nocturnal tableaux of Cité Mémoire and to recount relevant content related to Montréal’s heritage and history. This tour is a walking tour departing from the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The route is wheelchair/scooter accessible. The tour registration fee is $25 USD per person. Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. www.montrealenhistoires.com/en/cite-memoire 

Montréal Video Game Industry will be offered Monday, August 14, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. With over 100 different video game companies, Montreal is one of the top cities in the world for video game development, and the best in Canada. In addition to welcoming multiple big studios, both from Canada and abroad, the city houses many smaller independent companies. With so many companies concentrated in one place, different organizations emerged to support them in various ways and help them succeed in their projects. We invite you to take a peek at a game studio, and to discover a few of the support organizations and how they help the different people and companies in Montreal. This tour is a walking tour departing from the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The facilities being visited are not wheelchair/scooter accessible. The tour registration fee is $10 USD per person. Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

From Villages to a Metropolis: Montréal's Evolution will be offered on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The tour will address how the island of Montréal become an urban space. The shift from the rural to the urban occurred in the 19th Century as Montréal became the industrial heartland of Canada and the tour explores the end of the rural world and various stages of urbanization. The exacerbation of social inequalities characteristic of the industrial revolution remain persistent in a city today marked by deindustrialization and the emergence of a service economy. From the city center to the Lachine Canal, from Westmount to Saint-Henri, the tour provides a view of the social contrasts and citizen solidarity that mark the city of the past and the present. This tour does include optional walking portions. Bus transportation is wheelchair/scooter accessible. The tour registration fee is $30 USD per person. Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

The Montréal Quilt: From the First Immigrants to Today's Cultural Communities will be offered on Monday, August 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A topical issue in Quebec, immigration is sometimes perceived as a recent phenomenon. However, for centuries Montréal has been home to immigrants who have made important contributions to Québec society. The Griffintown of the Irish, the former Black American neighborhood around Windsor Station, and the Chinese quarter illustrate the realities of immigration in the 19th century. On our way up Saint-Laurent Boulevard we will discover the great waves the 20th century: Jewish, Portuguese, Greek and Italian. An exploration of Parc-Extension, the current immigration area, allows us to situate what is at stake for immigration today. This tour does include optional walking portions. Bus transportation is wheelchair/scooter accessible. The tour registration fee is $30 USD per person. Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Supporters

Pearson 2017
University of McGill Department of Sociology 2017
CIFAR Promo
Quebec Research Fund-Society and Culture
Federation for the Humanities
Concordia 2017
HarvardSoc2017
UMontreal 2017
fondation-chagnon
UQAM