Frigga Haug

Frigga Haug (Germany, 1937) is a German socialist-feminist sociologist and philosopher. She studied sociology and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin (Germany). In 1963, she interrupted her studies to move to Cologne and give birth to a daughter, but in 1971 she graduated in sociology, and in 1976 gained a PhD in sociology and social psychology.

Haug’s magazine Das Argument grew out of her opposition to nuclear rearmament. In protest at the Vietnam War she joined the Socialist German Student Union (SDS), and she also developed a feminist perspective while she participated in different socialist women’s groups. In 1988 she founded the book imprint Adiadne.

Main publications

Kritik der Rollentheorie und ihrer Anwendung in der bürgerlichen deutschen Soziologie (Fischer, 1972)

Beyond female masochism: memory-work and politics (Verso, 1980)

Erinnerungsarbeit (Argument-Verlag, 1990)

Historisch-Kritisches Wörterbuch des Feminismus (Argument-Verlag, 3 vols, 2003–2011)

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