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Professor Hazel Tucker

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Office OBS 2.48
Tel +64 3 479 7671
Email hazel.tucker@otago.ac.nz

Background

Hazel joined the Department in 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 World Heritage Site in central Turkey. 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 holds a Visiting Professorship at Napier University, Edinburgh, and is Co-President of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 50: International Tourism (2018-22) as well as Associate Member of  Equality in Tourism and the  Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Consortium. Hazel serves as an Associate Editor for Annals of Tourism Research and is an editorial board member of 10 other journals. Hazel is also a steering committee member of the University of Otago's  Performance of the Real  interdisciplinary research theme.

Hazel’s main research objective lies in the advancement of critical interpretative methodologies and theory regarding tourism’s influence on socio-cultural identities, relationships and change. Since her doctoral research, she has continued to track tourism development and change in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey, focusing particularly on entrepreneurial and destination developments, gender and tourism work, heritage representation and tourism and emotion.

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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: Xi Zhu. The Role of Tour Guides in Chinese Tourists' Tour Experience in New Zealand

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: Stuart Hayes. Tourism Education: A Critical Analysis.

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

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

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

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: 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: 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

Shabani, B., Tucker, H., & Nazifi, A. (2020). UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: The interplay between international and local branding for the Gonbad-e Qābus Brick Tower, Iran. In S. Seyfi & C. M. Hall (Eds.), Cultural and heritage tourism in the Middle East and North Africa: Complexities, management and practices. London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429279065-12

Hayes, S., Tucker, H., & Golding, C. (2020). Exploring ‘deep learning’ during an international tourism field school. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 26, 100229. doi: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2019.100229

Zhu, H., Tucker, H., Duncan, T., & Zhang, J. (2020). Young Chinese becoming working holiday makers in New Zealand: A thematic analysis of WHMs’ motivations. Journal of China Tourism Research, 16(3), 406-423. doi: 10.1080/19388160.2019.1650154

Zhang, J., Tucker, H., & Albrecht, J. N. (2020). The reflexive self-project of “lifestyle entrepreneurial migrants”. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 37(5), 535-546. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2018.1536016

Ara, E., Tucker, H., & Coetzee, W. J. L. (2020). Handicrafts-enacted: Non-human agency and tourism realities. Proceedins of 30th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the Diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events. (pp. 402-404). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology. [Abstract]

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

Shabani, B., Tucker, H., & Nazifi, A. (2020). UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: The interplay between international and local branding for the Gonbad-e Qābus Brick Tower, Iran. In S. Seyfi & C. M. Hall (Eds.), Cultural and heritage tourism in the Middle East and North Africa: Complexities, management and practices. London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429279065-12

Shabani, B., & Tucker, H. (2019). The role of socio-cultural events in rebuilding Iran's image. In S. Seyfi & C. M. Hall (Eds.), Tourism in Iran: Challenges, development and issues. (pp. 144-157). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315146409

Tucker, H. (2019). Colonialism and its tourism legacies. In D. J. Timothy (Ed.), Handbook of globalisation and tourism. (pp. 90-99). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781786431295

Hayes, S., & Tucker, H. (2018). Qualitative research skill training: Learning ethnography in the field. In P. Mura & C. Khoo-Lattimore (Eds.), Asian qualitative research in tourism: Ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies, and methods. (pp. 139-151). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-7491-2_7

Zhu, H., Tucker, H., & Duncan, T. (2018). Working and travelling in New Zealand: A reflective narrative in the field. In P. Mura & C. Khoo-Lattimore (Eds.), Asian qualitative research in tourism: Ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies, and methods. (pp. 153-171). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-7491-2_8

Zhang, J., & Tucker, H. (2018). Knowing subjects in an unknown place: Producing identity through tourism and heritage in Niru Village, Southwest China. In G. Hooper (Ed.), Heritage at the interface: Interpretation and identity. (pp. 106-120). Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. doi: 10.5744/florida/9780813056579.003.0008

Shelton, E. J., Tucker, H., & Zhang, J. (2017). A political ecology of the yellow-eyed penguin in southern New Zealand: A conceptual and theoretical approach. In I. Borges de Lima & R. J. Green (Eds.), Wildlife tourism, environmental learning and ethical encounters: Ecological and conservation aspects. (pp. 21-32). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55574-4_2

Tucker, H. (2016). Community-based tourism as sustainable development. In I. Egresi (Ed.), Alternative tourism in Turkey: Role, potential development and sustainability. (pp. 335-347). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47537-0

Tucker, H. (2014). Mind the gap: Opening spaces of multiple moralities in tourism encounters. In M. Mostafanezhad & K. Hannam (Eds.), Moral encounters in tourism. (pp. 199-208). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

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

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.

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).

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., & 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.

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

Hayes, S., Tucker, H., & Golding, C. (2020). Exploring ‘deep learning’ during an international tourism field school. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 26, 100229. doi: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2019.100229

Zhang, J., Tucker, H., & Albrecht, J. N. (2020). The reflexive self-project of “lifestyle entrepreneurial migrants”. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 37(5), 535-546. doi: 10.1080/10548408.2018.1536016

Zhu, H., Tucker, H., Duncan, T., & Zhang, J. (2020). Young Chinese becoming working holiday makers in New Zealand: A thematic analysis of WHMs’ motivations. Journal of China Tourism Research, 16(3), 406-423. doi: 10.1080/19388160.2019.1650154

Tucker, H., & Hayes, S. (2019). Decentring scholarship through learning with/from each ‘other’. Tourism Geographies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2019.1625070

Zhu, H., Duncan, T., & Tucker, H. (2019). Personal changes of young Chinese through working holidays in New Zealand. Journal of China Tourism Research, 1-16. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19388160.2019.1700862

Zhu, H., Duncan, T., & Tucker, H. (2019). The issue of translation during thematic analysis in a tourism research context [Research letter]. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(4), 415-419. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2017.1411892

Tucker, H., & Shelton, E. J. (2018). Tourism, mood and affect: Narratives of loss and hope. Annals of Tourism Research, 70, 66-75. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2018.03.001

Ukaegbu, M. O., Carr, N., & Tucker, H. (2018). Tourism and cultural revitalisation: Local perspectives. Tourism Recreation Research, 43(2), 209-219. doi: 10.1080/02508281.2017.1399544

Zhang, J., Morrison, A. M., Tucker, H., & Wu, B. (2018). Am I a backpacker? Factors Indicating the social identity of Chinese backpackers. Journal of Travel Research, 57(4), 525-539. doi: 10.1177/0047287517702744

Ambelu, G., Lovelock, B., & Tucker, H. (2018). Empty bowls: Conceptualising the role of tourism in contributing to sustainable rural food security. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(10), 1749-1765. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2018.1511719

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

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

Tucker, H., & Zhang, J. (2016). On Western-centrism and “Chineseness” in tourism studies [Research note]. Annals of Tourism Research, 61, 250-252. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.09.007

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., 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

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. (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., & 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

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