Author ORCID Identifier

Оlena Honcharova - ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6810-6942

Valentyna Kuryliak - ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5245-9700


The article examines the phenomenon of precariousness and its development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is postulated that precariousness is a process of instability, which primarily affects the working class and destabilizes social relations at all levels, including the level of personal relationships. The human way of life has been shifted as a result of the epidemiological situation in the world caused by the COVID-19 infection. This process can be observed in the spheres of employment, medicine, religion, family, leisure activities, etc. Against the background of social turbulence, the processes of precariousness began to develop, which worsen the already difficult situation of humanity. The danger is primarily that this phenomenon is hidden, and the average person is usually unable to identify it and to begin to resist. Challenges and changes usually force a person to look for a better way out of a crisis situation, but precariousness in society, especially in the field of employment, has created a phenomenon of hopelessness for a better financial situation, giving birth to the scheme, "We must survive here and now." Precariousness in the religious sphere cooled the feelings of the faith: some people were disappointed in the heavenly realities, focusing on earthly problems; and the others relied only on the heavenly realities, waiting for God to solve their current problems. Today’s average person is usually lost in himself/herself because he /she cannot answer the question, “How to better build the present and the future?” The lack of individual planning of one's life for the year ahead due to lockdown, which constantly adjusts the life plan of the individual and society, has given rise to regressive individual and to social practices of precariousness, whereas timely identification of which would help to facilitate problem solving of present-day issues. As a result of the study, a visual model of the spread of precarious social practices during the COVID-19 pandemic was built.



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