The Gauche intruder: Freud, Lacan and the white Australian fantasy

Jennifer Rutherford

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


This title traces the formation of an Australian moral code at the heart of white Australian identity. Reflecting on the persistence of this code into the 21st century, it seeks to show how it "has engendered, and continues to engender, not only brutality to others, but brutality to the self".
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherMelbourne University Press
Number of pages239
ISBN (Print)0522849172
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • White Australia policy
  • National characteristics, Australian
  • Aggressiveness--Australia
  • Multiculturalism--Australia
  • Psychoanalysis and culture--Australia
  • Psychoanalysis and racism--Australia
  • Australia--Social life and customs
  • Australia--Politics and government


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