sociopolitical

adjective
so·​cio·​po·​lit·​i·​cal | \ ˌsō-sē-ō-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl How to pronounce sociopolitical (audio) , ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of sociopolitical

: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and political factors

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The intimate story of Cleo's relationship to the fracturing family and her unplanned pregnancy plays out against the backdrop of sociopolitical upheaval taking place in Mexico at the time. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know About Roma Before it Sweeps the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 While the helplessness of loss can discourage some or lead them to ultimately disengaging from society altogether, some — like Stevante — are driven toward pursuing substantive sociopolitical change. Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue, "Stevante Clark is Running for Mayor of Sacramento," 3 Jan. 2019 But Patagonia’s long history of efforts to better the environment separates the retailer from others that have only embraced sociopolitical causes since the 2016 election. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Companies used to stay quiet about politics. In 2018, social causes became integral to their branding.," 17 Dec. 2018 Travel is such a curious barometer in these strangest of times, when our nation’s sociopolitical outbursts are felt around the world. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "Editor's Letter: The Wisdom of the Wild," 10 Oct. 2018 The path of the sociopolitical comedy from conception to the screen is an improbable story for the 47-year-old director. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "Rapper Boots Riley finds his place behind camera with ‘Sorry to Bother You’," 30 June 2018 But unlike the anthropological lens of Ms. Livingston, which some have called exploitative, Mr. Bratton’s series offers an insider’s view on the sociopolitical nuances of today’s scene. Alex Hawgood, New York Times, "Category Is … Filmmaker Realness," 26 June 2018 The show sort of transcends all of the sociopolitical stuff going on right now. Sarah Schussheim, Glamour, "Queer Eye's Fab Five Reveal Their Stranger-Than-Fiction Origin Story," 26 June 2018 All three candidates stood up for Mexico in relations with its northern neighbor, but the contest was between those who supported the sociopolitical system and those who critiqued it. Kenneth F. Greene, Washington Post, "What’s next for Mexico? Here are 5 things you need to know.," 6 July 2018

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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