Historians of women’s work know very well about the commingling between domestic space and market-oriented work. Nowadays, due to technological development, this phenomenon runs down a new segment of women workers: that of the female knowledge workers. These persons with high qualifications and with a clear vocation to expressive work that use their home as working place, risk to be uncoordinated with the social times. They also risk surrendering to an immeasurable work if they identify with the contents of their personal projects and with the latter’s needs for feeding their duration and their effectiveness. Against the backdrop of my previous investigations, I used parts of the new interviews that I collected to analyse how this specific work condition, due to its dynamics of identification and total assimilation, do induce people to learn the sense of limit. On the other hand, I used them to understand how this new consciousness enable the female knowledge workers to perform dis-alienating exercises and to realize more equidistant relations (or cross-subtraction, in other words) with both the oppressive effects of working at home and working for the market.
Keywords: Knowledge worker, work, home