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Sound through the looking glass. An approach to the dimensional sonology on the Tijuana-San Diego border



Can there be a border that divides sound? What is the significance of the soundscape of the Tijuana-San Diego border? Which sound is the voice of this society? In this study, our aim is to analyze how sound defines society in a place where, in spite of sharing the same space, we listen to both parts as they imitate each other, join each other, but mostly reject each other. This soundscape emerges and creates a sociocultural barrier where each part defines its position before the other. Thus the intention of this chapter is to demonstrate how the identity of each community in this strip of border can be identified, and recognized as unique through the study of the soundscape and the particular sound of each locality. In this study of the border sonorities, we can find diverse sound dimensions where the sonorities emerge from the characteristics of its people and environment
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The beginning of the confinement in Mexico took place in early March 2020. It marked a series of changes in the usual behaviors of the population and its inhabitants. Specific sounds faded away while others emerged as a survival mechanism in the face of isolation. This work aims to demonstrate the emergence of new forms of social, political, and economic interactions that manifested during this period, specifically in urban areas, through the capturing of new emerging sounds from a domestic balcony. This research is connected to concepts such as microhistory and sound ethnography, seeking to discover fresh perspectives for understanding society by examining the sounds heard from the balconies of a city.
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