so·​cio·​po·​lit·​i·​cal | \ˌsō-sē-ō-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl, ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of sociopolitical 

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

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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,, "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 The sociopolitical events of the 2000s can only be recalled through documentaries, news, and interviews., "The 24 TV Shows That Defined The 2000s," 6 July 2018 Striking a nerve Several artists playing Summerfest this year will perform new personal songs that strike a nerve, or offer catharsis, in our sociopolitical climate. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In the Trump era, the sounds at Summerfest are becoming more political," 27 June 2018 Is there a comic writer working today who is more adept at sociopolitical commentary than Mark Russell? Will Nevin,, "TBT #38: Next Gen mirror mini wraps, new Judge Dredd drops and more in new comics," 30 May 2018

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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