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

Examples of sociopolitical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But their starting point stems from convergence of two sociopolitical forces: the modern awareness of homosexuality as an identity category and the rise of the American national security state. James Kirchick, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 The exhibition presents 88 oils and watercolors as proof of Homer’s sociopolitical concerns, hinting at a more profound dimension to his art. Carol Strickland, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 June 2022 In the more recent years of his career, Lamar has settled into a pocket of sociopolitical and personal commentary, using his skill as a storyteller to spark discourse on the troubling state of the world today from his unique vantage point. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 23 May 2022 Lane Turner/Globe Staff Very rarely does an artistic endeavor carry this much sociopolitical and civic baggage, such a weight of expectations. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 May 2022 Exhibit features collection of woodcut prints with a sociopolitical theme. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 29 May 2022 While certain clerics may prefer socialism, that is only the sociopolitical view of individuals. WSJ, 9 May 2022 This confuses a sociopolitical concept with a biological one. Anna C. F. Lewis, STAT, 4 May 2022 But the new show is perhaps the least interested Simon and Pelecanos have seemed in entertaining their audience rather than building their sociopolitical case. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sociopolitical

1835, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Sociopolitical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociopolitical. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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