Recent Submissions

  • The reception of Malthus’s Essay on Population in the United States

    Andrews, David (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020)
    The American Declaration of Independence reflects the same Enlightenment ideals that led William Godwin and the Marquis de Condorcet to argue for the possibility of the perfectibility of humanity through institutional reform, so Malthus’s Essay on Population also serves as a rebuke to Americans who, believing that European poverty was due to European institutions, sought to build a new society that would provide freedom, equality and general prosperity. But there were competing visions. Nationalist supporters of government promotion of manufacturing argued that Malthusian misery and vice were not inevitable because, in the absence of oppressive European institutions, productivity increases as population increases. Southern defenders of slavery, on the other hand, viewed Malthus as a symbol of the horrific so-called ‘free labour system’, under which wage workers, who could be exploited and discarded, were worse off than slaves because of the slave owners’ interest in the well-being of their property
  • Cutting and Adapting Text for the Virtual Performing Landscape

    Malone, Toby; Huber, Aili (New and Noteworthy: The LMDA Newsletter, 2020-12-21)
    Cutting is almost inevitable in the process of performing classical texts, for time management; company logistics; sense; structure; or adaptation. Over the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of cutting has changed markedly as performances have moved into the virtual realm.
  • Responsive Redesign and its Effects on Perceived Usefulness

    Fischer, Kimberly; Schofield, Damian (AIRCC Publishing Corporation, 2021-02-26)
    This paper describes the introduction of a new website at TCGplayer, who provide an online store for Magic the Gathering collectible cards. This paper describes an experiment that was undertaken to test a new, responsive design, against the current, non-responsive design. It was predicted that redesigning the shopping cart for a mobile device screen, will result in a higher Perceived Usability (PU), and higher satisfaction, as indexed using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM).