Definition of Transnational
(adjective) Involving two or more nations.
Examples of Transnational
- A transnational company such as Google.
- The supply chain of food delivered to markets around the world.
- American English – /trans-nAsh-uhn-l/
- British English – /tranz-nAsh-uh-nuhl/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /trænˈsnæʃənəl/
- British English – /trænzˈnæʃənəl/
- Also called multinational.
- Sociologists study (noun) transnationality and (noun) transnationalism to explore (adverb) transnationally relevant themes such as the process of (noun) transnationalization or how culture (verb) transnationalizes.
- “To make a difference, intersectional analysis must go beyond describing individuals’ identities. This framework enables us to use a feminist lens for understanding transnational issues such as imperialism, pollution, war, human trafficking, and globalization. Intersectional analysis can be used to work toward the systemic change needed for all people to be able to maximize participation in free societies” (Tarrant 2009:14).
- Word origin of “transnational” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Kendall, Gavin, Ian Woodward, and Zlatko Skrbiš. 2009. The Sociology of Cosmopolitanism: Globalization, Identity, Culture and Government. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Martell, Luke. 2010. The Sociology of Globalization. Malden, MA: Polity Press.
- Nash, Kate. 2010. Contemporary Political Sociology: Globalization, Politics, and Power. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Robertson, Roland, and Kathleen E. White, eds. 2003. Globalization: Critical Concepts in Sociology. London: Routledge.
- Sassen, Saskia. 2007. A Sociology of Globalization. New York: Norton.
- Savage, Michael, Gaynor Bagnall, and Brian Longhurst. 2005. Globalization and Belonging. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- cultural diffusion
- global perspective
- material culture
- nonmaterial culture
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Cite the Definition of Transnational
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “transnational.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/transnational/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
transnational. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/transnational/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “transnational.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/transnational/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“transnational.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/transnational/>.