Throughout this book we have eluded to the relative paucity of theory development in tourism research. We have included Figurationalism as a key concept, because we feel that it offers a way to address this gap. If you are keen to help with this project then an exploration of an aspect of tourism seen through the Figurationalist lens could set a trend in tourism scholarship and you could find yourself in the vanguard of it. In our view, few other recent social theories would seem to have such relevance to the condition of tourism. Tourism itself is ...