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 Pastor Roberto Miranda opened the hour-long service with an invocation that Boston’s first Black and woman mayor will act as a sign of hope amidst a tense sociopolitical climate., "Acting Mayor Kim Janey joins interfaith leaders for South End prayer service," 26 Mar. 2021 Even in its earliest periods, hand knitting had a sociopolitical bent, as the proletariat toiled to make luxury garments for European royalty. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "How Politics Tested Ravelry and the Crafting Community," 22 Mar. 2021 Political cartoons that appeared in non-English-speaking countries and contained sociopolitical humor and irony specific to certain regions also were tricky for Facebook to handle, misinformation researchers said. New York Times, "For Political Cartoonists, the Irony Was That Facebook Didn’t Recognize Irony," 19 Mar. 2021 James attacked business ventures, youth outreach and sociopolitical issues with a tenacity most athletes reserve for their post-playing career. Deantae Prince,, "Column: LeBron James’ voice is more important than ever. Zlatan Ibrahimovic could stand to learn a lot from outspoken athletes like him.," 4 Mar. 2021 It’s one of Noname’s most explicit political statements yet, especially potent in a second verse that pivots from smoking up to taking those in power to task for a range of sociopolitical issues. Justin Curto, Vulture, "Noname’s Voice Remains Singular on ‘Rainforest’," 26 Feb. 2021 As our sociopolitical, economic, and environmental stressors compound in the years ahead, the American public at large will retain a greater capacity for violence than any other public in any other country in the developed world. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Joe Manchin Wants to Pass a Popular Gun Control Bill That Will Save Lives, but He Loves the Filibuster More," 5 Mar. 2021 Gates probes the community’s path toward sociopolitical freedom and spiritual salvation through the testimonies of Black religious leaders and ordinary African Americans. Washington Post, "The story of the Black church, from the spiritual to the political to the personal," 25 Feb. 2021 For me, my thematic obsession and fixation has been women with secrets who are forced to confront very personal choices in fraught sociopolitical settings. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Director Isabel Sandoval Wants to Shed Light on Invisible Women," 24 Feb. 2021

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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31 Mar 2021

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“Sociopolitical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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