GOVERNOR GENERAL’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR CANADIAN STUDIES (Simon Langlois氏が受賞）
今年度の総督賞受賞者について、ICCSからお知らせがありました。ラヴァル大学のSimon Langlois氏が受賞しました。以下、ICCSのPress Releaseをそのまま英語版のみご紹介します。
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR CANADIAN STUDIES
Ottawa, April 25th, 2012 – The International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) is pleased to announce that the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies will be presented to Simon Langlois next May 26th during the ICCS banquet to be held in Ottawa. Each year, this award honours a researcher who makes an important contribution to the international development of Canadian studies.
Simon Langlois earned his doctorate in sociology from Université de Paris–Sorbonne (Paris IV). He has been teaching for more than 35 years at Université Laval and is currently Director of the university’s sociology department. He has published six books, alone and in collaboration, and has edited a dozen works and seven special journal editions, in addition to publishing more than a hundred contributions including scientific articles and book chapters.
As the bibliographies of Canadianists make clear, Simon Langlois’ work is essential and inescapable reading, for example, Société québécoise en tendances (1960-2000) and his participation in l’Annuaire du Québec from 1996 to 2006, as well as his countless contributions to various dictionaries and encyclopaedias. His writings make a significant contribution to Canadian studies; he has studied Quebecois society by examining relationships between Quebec and French-speaking communities in Canada, always keeping in mind the place which Quebec occupies within the country. Simon Langlois has also been interested in the analysis of social stratification, for example, his pioneering work on two-income households, studies on the middle class, and poverty measurement. He is also an expert in the analysis of household consumption, a theme on which he has published many studies.
Simon Langlois also coordinates, since 1987, the well-known international group Comparative Charting of Social Change (CCSC). He was the president, on two separate occasions, of the Association canadienne des sociologues et anthropologues de langue française and was also vice-president of the Association internationale des études québécoises.
About the ICCS
The International Council for Canadian Studies is a not-for-profit organization that brings together twenty-two national and multinational Canadian studies associations and six associate members in thirty-nine countries. ICCS’ mandate is to promote worldwide research, teaching and publications on the study of Canada.