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

Examples of sociopolitical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thorn typically makes videos that tackle philosophical topics (the channel’s name is, after all, Philosophy Tube) and look at sociopolitical ideas of the current era from a leftist point of view. Emily Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The video was made by Philosophy Tube, the YouTube home of Oliver Thorn.," 2 Aug. 2019 Many of the sociopolitical events that took place around the world were reflective of the financial world. NBC News, "From bankruptcies to stock market highs, this was a decade of turnarounds," 27 Dec. 2019 There’s a lot under the hood of this phrase, which is a signpost for intergeneration sociopolitical tension. Zachary Jaggers, Quartz, "“OK boomer” and the rise of the social media linguistic ecosystem," 26 Dec. 2019 Her nuanced, brightly-colored works range from two-dimensional paintings to silkscreen prints, and topics explore Colombia's sociopolitical climate. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Groundbreaking artist Beatriz González highlighted at MFAH soirée," 23 Nov. 2019 Gentrification horror and sociopolitical satire play out with sharpness in this visually brilliant thriller set in a fictional Chicago South Side community. Michael Cavna, Washington Post, "The best graphic novels, memoirs and story collections of 2019," 21 Nov. 2019 And the more engrossing the sporting spectacle, the more powerful is that sociopolitical one. The Economist, "In praise of high-school football," 14 Dec. 2019 Ram Bergman, the co-producer of Knives Out and Johnson’s longtime collaborator, says that the sociopolitical elements of the film were essential from its infancy. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Inside the Creation of Knives Out, One of the Most Unexpectedly Subversive Films of the Year," 26 Nov. 2019 In the years leading to the demolition of the Babri masjid (mosque) in the north Indian town of Ayodhya, the sociopolitical fabric of India was undergoing a sea change that was led in part by the growing prominence of the television in India. Sanaya Chandar, Quartz India, "How a 1980s TV soap did the spadework for Hindu nationalism," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sociopolitical

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Sociopolitical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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