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Associate Professor Hazel Tucker

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Office: Commerce 2.48
Tel: 64 3 479 7671
Email: hazel.tucker@otago.ac.nz

Background

Hazel has been in the Tourism Department at the University of Otago since January 2000. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Durham, UK. Hazel's PhD was an ethnographic study of tourism and social change in Goreme, a cultural tourism destination and WHS in central Turkey. This research explored issues concerning host-guest interaction, tourism representations and identity, and community-based tourism and sustainability. Along with a number of published articles in refereed journals and books, Hazel is author of Living With Tourism: Negotiating Identity in a Turkish Village (Routledge 2003), and co-editor of Tourism and Postcolonialism (Routledge 2004) and Commercial Homes in Tourism (Routledge (2009).

Hazel serves as a Visiting Research Fellow with the Center for Tourism and Cultural Change at Leeds Metropolitan University and is a Resource (Coordinator) Editor for Annals of Tourism Research.

Hazel coordinates TOUR 411 (Tourist Culture) and TOUR 417 (Tourism Analysis). She also teaches on courses on interpretation and product enrichment, and tourism and socio-cultural change.

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Research interests

Associate Professor Tucker’s main research objective lies in the advancement of critical knowledge and theory regarding tourism’s influence on socio-cultural relationships and change. Since completing her PhD (Social Anthropology, University of Durham) in 1999, Hazel has continued to be engaged in a longitudinal ethnographic study of Goreme, Turkey, exploring issues concerning the ongoing tourism development, gender, representation and identity, interpretation, ‘host’-‘guest’ interaction and small business development and entrepreneurship.

Other areas of Hazel’s research and publishing have had a New Zealand focus and also include the relationships between tourism and colonialism/postcolonialism, tourist narratives and performances, tours and tour guiding and the social dynamics of commercial hospitality.

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Major Works

Tucker, H. 2003. Living With Tourism: Negotiating Identities in a Turkish Village, London: Routledge.

Hall, M. (C) and Tucker, H. (Eds.), 2004. Tourism and Postcolonialism, London: Routledge.

Lynch, P. (C), McIntosh, A., and Tucker, H. (C) (Eds.), 2009. Commercial Homes in Tourism: An International Perspective. London: Routledge.

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PhD and Masters Supervision: Current

PhD: Easnin Ara. An Investigation into the Relationship between Ethnic Tourism and the Tradition of Ethnic Handicrafts in Rural Bangladesh.

PhD: Gebeyaw Degarege. Community Based Ecotourism and Rural Livelihoods in Ethiopia: Exploring the Patterns, Impacts and Implication.

PhD: Alyse Foster. Dark Tourism: Guiding Performances and Emotion.

PhD: Stuart Hayes. Tourism Education: A Critical Analysis.

PhD: Liang Jiang. The characteristics of Chinese free independent travellers, a case study of New Zealand.

PHD: Karun Rawat. The Silent Choreographers of Mount Everest: An Ethnographic Study about Sherpas as Tourist Guides

PhD: Maureen Ukaegbu. Heritage, tourism and authenticity in the middle belt region of Nigeria..

PhD: Jingru Zhang. Non-local owners in ethnic tourism community in China.

PhD: Hongrui Zhu. Tourist behaviours of Chinese backpackers and their influences on tourism industry in New Zealand.

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PhD and Masters Supervision: Completed

PhD: Jundan (Jasmine) Zhang. Dualistic conundrums in ethnic tourism: The role of the ecological thought.

PhD: Neil Walsh. The relationship between Backpacking, Guidebooks and Practice.

PhD: Donna Keen. Rural Tourism and the High Country of New Zealand.

PhD: Adam Doering. Negotiating 'Home' in Rural Japan.

PhD: Fateme Etemaddar. Mobility, Gender and Culture.

PhD: Kelly Whitney-Squire. The Role of Language in Sustainable Community-based Aboriginal Tourism Development.

PhD: Fiona Bakas. Handicraft Tourism, Gender and Sustainability.

PhD: Eric Shelton. Expedition cruising in Solander: An application of ecology without nature (2012).

PhD: Brenda Boonabaana. Community-based tourism development and gender relations in Uganda (2012).

PhD: Maria Amoamo. Decolonising Māori Tourism: "Representation and Identity" (2008).

PhD: Maurice Kane. New Zealand's Adventure Culture: In Hillary's Steps (2008).

PhD: Dirk Reiser. Connecting and Changing Places: Globalisation and Tourism Mobility on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand (2008).

PhD: Gregory Szarycz. Cruising with Containers: A Qualitative Investigation of the Lived Experience of Passenger Freighter Travel (2007).

PhD: N. Smith. ‘Student Experiences of Tourism Education.

PhD: Michael Lueck. Environmental Values and On-Site Experiences of Tourists on Wildlife Watch Tours in New Zealand: A Study of Visitors Watching and/or Swimming With Dolphins. (2003).

Masters: Adam Doering. "Don't Just Visit It. Live It!" A Descriptive Study of Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Participants' Experiences in Miyazaki Prefecture (2007).

Masters: Maurice Kane. Adventure Tourism: The Freedom to Play with Reality (2003).

Masters: Jennifer Johnson. Exploring Experiences of Authenticity at Heritage Tourist Sites in New Zealand (2003).

Masters: Shiva Sharan Thapa., Monitoring and Evaluation of Community-Based Tourism Projects in Nepal (2003).

Masters: Duncan Cambray. Literary Myths of New Zealand: A Comparative Analysis of German Travel Journals on New Zealand, 1777-1889 and 1995-2000 (2002).

Masters: S. Sikha. ‘Pilgrimmage tourism at a religious site in India’

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Publications

Tucker, H., Shelton, E. J., & Bae, H. (2017). Post-disaster tourism: Towards a tourism of transition. Tourist Studies, 17(3), 306-327. doi: 10.1177/1468797616671617

Zhang, J., Tucker, H., Morrison, A. M., & Wu, B. (2017). Becoming a backpacker in China: A grounded theory approach to identity construction of backpackers. Annals of Tourism Research, 64, 114-125. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2017.03.004

Doering, T. A., Tucker, H., & Kato, K. (2017). Loss, hope and world heritage: Narratives of endings and beginnings along Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference. (pp. 938-940). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. [Full Paper]

Etemaddar, M., Duncan, T., & Tucker, H. (2016). Experiencing 'moments of home' through diaspora tourism and travel. Tourism Geographies, 18(5), 503-519. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2016.1220973

Tucker, H. (2016). Empathy and tourism: Limits and possibilities. Annals of Tourism Research, 57, 31-43. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.12.001

Authored Book - Research

Tucker, H. M. (2003). Living with tourism: Negotiating identities in a Turkish village. London: Routledge, 211p.

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Edited Book - Research

Lynch, P. A., McIntosh, A. J., & Tucker, H. (Eds.). (2009). Commercial homes in tourism: An international perspective. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 277p.

Hall, C. M., & Tucker, H. (Eds.). (2004). Tourism and postcolonialism: Contested discourses, identities and representations. London, England: Routledge, 208p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Carnegie, E., & Tucker, H. (2013). Interpreting the shared past within the World Heritage Site of Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey. In V. Golding & W. Modest (Eds.), Museums and communities: Curators, collections and collaboration. (pp. 246-259). London: Bloomsbury.

Keen, D., & Tucker, H. (2012). Future spaces of postcolonialism in tourism. In J. Wilson (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of tourism geographies. (pp. 97-102). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tucker, H. (2011). Success and access to knowledge in the tourist-local encounter: Confrontations with the unexpected in a Turkish community. In J. Skinner & D. Theodossopoulos (Eds.), Great expectations: Imagination and anticipation in tourism (Vol. 34). (pp. 27-39). Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Tucker, H. (2010). Negotiating gender relations and identity between locals and tourists in Turkey: Romantic developments. In S. B. Gmelch (Ed.), Tourists and tourism: A reader. (2nd ed.) (pp. 305-327). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.

Tucker, H. (2009). The cave-homes of Göreme: Performing tourism hospitality in gendered space. In P. A. Lynch, A. J. McIntosh & H. Tucker (Eds.), Commercial homes in tourism: An international perspective. (pp. 127-137). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Lynch, P. A., McIntosh, A. J., & Tucker, H. (2009). Conclusions and research considerations. In P. A. Lynch, A. J. McIntosh & H. Tucker (Eds.), Commercial homes in tourism: An international perspective. (pp. 204-218). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tucker, H., & Akama, J. (2009). Tourism as postcolonialism. In T. Jamal & M. Robinson (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of tourism studies. (pp. 504-520). London, UK: SAGE.

Lynch, P. A., McIntosh, A. J., & Tucker, H. (2009). Introduction. In P. A. Lynch, A. J. McIntosh & H. Tucker (Eds.), Commercial homes in tourism: An international perspective. (pp. 1-21). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Kane, M. J., & Tucker, H. (2007). An adventure tourist experience. In S. Coleman & T. Kohn (Eds.), The discipline of leisure: Embodying cultures of 'recreation'. (pp. 57-71).

Tucker, H., & Hall, C. M. (2004). Conclusion. In Tourism and postcolonialism: Contested discourses, identities and representations. (pp. 184-190). London, England: Routledge.

Lynch, P., & Tucker, H. (2004). Quality homes, quality people: The challenge of quality grading and assurance in small accommodation enterprises. In R. Thomas (Ed.), Small firms in tourism: International perspectives. (pp. 185-195). Oxford: Elsevier.

Hall, C. M., & Tucker, H. (2004). Tourism and postcolonialism: An introduction. In Tourism and postcolonialism: Contested discourses, identities and representations. (pp. 1-24). London, England: Routledge.

Tucker, H. M. (2003). The host-guest relationship and its implications in rural tourism. In D. Hall, L. Roberts & M. Mitchell (Eds.), New directions in rural tourism. (pp. 80-89). Hants, England: Ashgate.

Tucker, H. M. (2002). Welcome to Flintstones-land: Contesting place and identity in Goreme, Central Turkey. In S. Coleman & M. Crang (Eds.), Tourism: Between place and performance. (pp. 143-159). Oxford, UK: Berghahn Books.

Tucker, H. M. (2001). Kapadokya, Zelve'de Miras, Bellek ve Deneyim. In E. Ozyurek (Ed.), Turkiye 'nin Toplumsal Hafizasi. (pp. 249-266). Istanbul: Iletisim.

Tucker, H. M. (1997). Ideal Village: interactions through tourism in Central Anatolia. In S. Abram, J. Waldren & D. MacLeod (Eds.), Tourists and Tourism: Identifying with People and Places. (pp. 107-128). Oxford: Berg Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Tucker, H., Shelton, E. J., & Bae, H. (2017). Post-disaster tourism: Towards a tourism of transition. Tourist Studies, 17(3), 306-327. doi: 10.1177/1468797616671617

Zhang, J., Tucker, H., Morrison, A. M., & Wu, B. (2017). Becoming a backpacker in China: A grounded theory approach to identity construction of backpackers. Annals of Tourism Research, 64, 114-125. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2017.03.004

Etemaddar, M., Duncan, T., & Tucker, H. (2016). Experiencing 'moments of home' through diaspora tourism and travel. Tourism Geographies, 18(5), 503-519. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2016.1220973

Tucker, H. (2016). Empathy and tourism: Limits and possibilities. Annals of Tourism Research, 57, 31-43. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.12.001

Etemaddar, M., Tucker, H., & Duncan, T. (2015). Anchoring to identity through exploring another land: The Iranian diaspora in New Zealand. Tourism Culture & Communication, 15(3), 195-204. doi: 10.3727/109830415X14483038034128

Tucker, H., & Shelton, E. (2014). Traveling through the end times: The tourist as apocalyptic subject. Tourism Analysis, 19(5), 645-654. doi: 10.3727/108354214X14116690098133

Tucker, H., & Carnegie, E. (2014). World heritage and the contradictions of ‘universal value’. Annals of Tourism Research, 47, 63-76. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.04.003

Tucker, H., & Boonabaana, B. (2012). A critical analysis of tourism, gender and poverty reduction. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 20(3), 437-455. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2011.622769

Tucker, H., & Emge, A. (2010). Managing a World Heritage Site: The case of Cappadocia. Anatolia, 21(1), 41-54.

Tucker, H. (2010). Peasant-entrepreneurs: A longitudinal ethnography. Annals of Tourism Research, 37(4), 927-946. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2010.03.001

Tucker, H. (2010). Appropriations in the air: Hot-air ballooning and changing tourism relationships. iNtergraph, 3(1). Retrieved from http://www.intergraph-journal.net/enhanced/vol3issue1/2.html

Tucker, H. (2009). Recognizing emotion and its postcolonial potentialities: Discomfort and shame in a tourism encounter in Turkey. Tourism Geographies, 11(4), 444-461. doi: 10.1080/14616680903262612

Walsh, N., & Tucker, H. (2009). Tourism 'things': The travelling performance of the backpack. Tourist Studies, 9(3), 223-239. doi: 10.1177/1468797610382706

Kane, M. J., & Tucker, H. (2007). Sustaining adventure in New Zealand outdoor education: Perspectives from renowned New Zealand outdoor adventurers on the contested cultural understanding of adventure. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 11(2), 29-40.

Tucker, H. (2007). Undoing shame: Tourism and women's work in Turkey. Journal of Tourism & Cultural Change, 5(2), 87-105.

Tucker, H. (2007). Performing a young people's package tour of New Zealand: Negotiating appropriate performances of place. Tourism Geographies, 9(2), 139-159.

Mottiar, Z., & Tucker, H. (2007). Webs of power: Multiple ownership in tourism destinations. Current Issues in Tourism, 10(4), 279-295.

Shelton, E. J., & Tucker, H. (2007). Managed to be wild: Species recovery, island restoration, and nature-based tourism in New Zealand. Tourism Review International, 11(3), 197-204. doi: 10.3727/154427207783948793

Tucker, H. (2005). Narratives of place and self: Differing experiences of package coach tours in New Zealand. Tourist Studies, 5(3), 267-282. doi: 10.1177/1468797605070337

Shelton, E. J., & Tucker, H. (2005). Tourism and disability: Issues beyond access. Tourism Review International, 8, 211-219.

Tucker, H. M., & Lynch, P. A. (2004). Host-guest dating: The potential of improving the customer experience through host-guest psychographic matching. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 5(2-4), 11-32.

Kane, M. J., & Tucker, H. (2004). Adventure tourism: The freedom to play with reality. Tourist Studies, 4(3), 217-234. doi: 10.1177/1468797604057323

Tucker, H. M. (2001). Tourists and troglodytes: Negotiating for sustainability. Annals of Tourism Research, 28(4), 868-891.

Tucker, H. M. (2000). Tourism and the loss of memory in Zelve, Cappadocia. Oral History, 28, 79-88.

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Journal - Research Other

Tucker, H., & Zhang, J. (2016). On Western-centrism and “Chineseness” in tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 61, 250-252. [Commentary].

Tucker, H. (2011). Critiquing pro-poor tourism [Review of the book: Tourism and poverty]. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 52(3), 379-380. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2011.01469.x

Tucker, H. (2011). [Review of the book The heritage-scape: UNESCO, World Heritage, and tourism]. Journal Of Anthropological Research, 67(2), 295-296.

Kaul, A., Kohno, T., & Tucker, H. (2010). On creative appropriation [Editorial Introduction]. iNtergraph, 3(1). Retrieved from http://www.intergraph-journal.net/enhanced/vol3issue1/1.html

Tucker, H. (2005). [Review of the book Qualitative research in tourism: Ontologies epistemologies and methodologies]. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 13(6), 638-640.

Tucker, H. (2002). [Review of the book The other side of paradise: Tourism, conservation, and development in the Bay of Islands]. Tourism Management, 23(2), 187-188.

Tucker, H. (2002). [Review of the book Tourism and modernity: A sociological analysis]. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 10(1), 91-93. doi: 10.1080/09669580208667166

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