DRAWING THE LINES

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Drawing The Lines

Author : Nicholas R. Seabrook
ISBN : 9781501707780
Genre : History
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Radical redistricting plans, such as that pushed through by Texas governor Rick Perry in 2003, are frequently used for partisan purposes. Perry's plan sent twenty-one Republicans (and only eleven Democrats) to Congress in the 2004 elections. Such heavy-handed tactics strike many as contrary to basic democratic principles. In Drawing the Lines, Nicholas R. Seabrook uses a combination of political science methods and legal studies insights to investigate the effects of redistricting on U.S. House elections. He concludes that partisan gerrymandering poses far less of a threat to democratic accountability than conventional wisdom would suggest. Building on a large data set of the demographics of redrawn districts and subsequent congressional elections, Seabrook looks less at the who and how of gerrymandering and considers more closely the practical effects of partisan redistricting plans. He finds that the redrawing of districts often results in no detrimental effect for district-level competition. Short-term benefits in terms of capturing seats are sometimes achieved but long-term results are uncertain. By focusing on the end results rather than on the motivations of political actors, Seabrook seeks to recast the political debate about the importance of partisanship. He supports institutionalizing metrics for competitiveness that would prove more threatening to all incumbents no matter their party affiliation.
Category: History

Drawing The Line

Author : Tom Sito
ISBN : 9780813138367
Genre : Performing Arts
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Some of the most beloved characters in film and television inhabit two-dimensional worlds that spring from the fertile imaginations of talented animators. The movements, characterizations, and settings in the best animated films are as vivid as any live action film, and sometimes seem more alive than life itself. In this case, Hollywood's marketing slogans are fitting; animated stories are frequently magical, leaving memories of happy endings in young and old alike. However, the fantasy lands animators create bear little resemblance to the conditions under which these artists work. Anonymous animators routinely toiled in dark, cramped working environments for long hours and low pay, especially at the emergence of the art form early in the twentieth century. In Drawing the Line, veteran animator Tom Sito chronicles the efforts of generations of working men and women artists who have struggled to create a stable standard of living that is as secure as the worlds their characters inhabit. The former president of America's largest animation union, Sito offers a unique insider's account of animators' struggles with legendary studio kingpins such as Jack Warner and Walt Disney, and their more recent battles with Michael Eisner and other Hollywood players. Based on numerous archival documents, personal interviews, and his own experiences, Sito's history of animation unions is both carefully analytical and deeply personal. Drawing the Line stands as a vital corrective to this field of Hollywood history and is an important look at the animation industry's past, present, and future. Like most elements of the modern commercial media system, animation is rapidly being changed by the forces of globalization and technological innovation. Yet even as pixels replace pencils and bytes replace paints, the working relationship between employer and employee essentially remains the same. In Drawing the Line, Sito challenges the next wave of animators to heed the lessons of their predecessors by organizing and acting collectively to fight against the enormous pressures of the marketplace for their class interests -- and for the betterment of their art form.
Category: Performing Arts

Drawing The Line

Author : Carrol Clarkson
ISBN : 9780823254156
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Drawing the Line examines the ways in which cultural, political, and legal lines are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa through literary texts, artworks, and other forms of cultural production. Under the rubric of a philosophy of the limit and with reference to a range of signifying acts and events, this book asks what it takes to recalibrate a sociopolitical scene, shifting perceptions of what counts and what matters, of what can be seen and heard, of what can be valued or regarded as meaningful. The book thus argues for an aesthetics of transitional justice and makes an appeal for a postapartheid aesthetic inquiry, as opposed to simply a political or a legal one. Each chapter brings a South African artwork, text, speech, building, or social encounter into conversation with debates in critical theory and continental philosophy, asking: What challenge do these South African acts of signification and resignification pose to current literary-philosophical debates?
Category: Literary Criticism

Look Drawing The Line In Art

Author : Gillian Wolfe
ISBN : 1845078241
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Drawing a line is often the first thing a child learns about art. But how have famous artists over the years, used line to represent important issues, emotions or actions in their pictures? Award-winning art historian and children's book author, Gillian Wolfe explores paintings with bold lines, gentle lines, curvy lines, straight lines, doodle lines, action lines and many more in this fourth book in the acclaimed LOOK! series.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Drawing The Line

Author : Howard Brenton
ISBN : 1848423721
Genre : Drama
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Radcliffe is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge of cartography, he is to draw the border which will divide the Indian sub-continent into two new Sovereign Dominions. As he begins to break under the pressure he comes to realise that he holds in his hands the fate of millions of people
Category: Drama

Unlocking The Cage

Author : Steven M. Wise
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112347054
Genre : Nature
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An exploration of animal cognition along the evolutionary spectrum - from children to other intelligent primates to dolphins, parrots, elephants, dogs and even honeybees. Steven Wise finds answers to the big question in animal rights today: Where do we draw the line? He presents a firsthand account of the investigations of animal experts: Cynthia Moss and the affectionate families of Amboseli; Irene Pepperberg and her grey parrot, Alex; and Penny Paterson with the gorilla Koko.
Category: Nature

Draw The Line

Author : Laurent Linn
ISBN : 9781481452823
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this “powerful debut” novel (Publishers Weekly, starred review) exquisitely illustrated by the author. Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background. He may be a talented artist, a sci-fi geek, and gay, but at his Texas high school those traits would only bring him the worst kind of attention. In fact, the only place he feels free to express himself is at his drawing table, crafting a secret world through his own Renaissance-art-inspired superhero, Graphite. But in real life, when a shocking hate crime flips his world upside down, Adrian must decide what kind of person he wants to be. Maybe it’s time to not be so invisible after all—no matter how dangerous the risk.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Drawing The Line

Author : Mark S. Monmonier
ISBN : 0805025812
Genre : Cartographie
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Argues that maps can be manipulated to distort the truth, and shows how they have been used for propaganda in international affairs, political districting, and finding toxic dump sites
Category: Cartographie

Knowing Where To Draw The Line

Author : Mary Ann Manos
ISBN : 0275988937
Genre : Education
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By arming public school educators with the legal knowledge they need to navigate the increasingly tricky ethical problems of the classroom, Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice is a crucial guide for teacher education programs, as well as veterans of the field.
Category: Education

Drawing The Line

Author : Priya Kuriyan
ISBN : 0994050712
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"Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back " is a comics anthology by 14 women of their day-to-day experiences in India. Produced out of a week-long workshop with Indian women artists, both amateur and professional, Drawing the Line is part of a larger national conversation in India around sexual discrimination that emerged in the aftermath of the brutal gang-rape and murder of a young medical student in 2012. First published in cooperation with feminist Indian publisher Zubaan Books and the Goethe Institute, Ad Astra Comix is pleased to bring "Drawing the Line" to a North American readership, reminding us that feminism must be intersectional and global in its approach.
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