Departmental Papers (Sociology)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version


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Metropolitics (Métropolitiques)


According to New Yorkers, two different Hurricane Sandys hit their city in 2012. The first was a one-time indiscriminate exceptional catastrophe. The second was an extraordinary acceleration of inequalities affecting the poorest New Yorkers. Daniel A. Cohen and Max Liboiron promote the second perspective as a systemic approach susceptible of helping New York City face the challenges of environmental distress both locally and globally.

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Originally published in Metropolitics (Métropolitiques), an open-access journal.


At the time of publication, author Daniel Aldana Cohen was affiliated with New York University. Currently he is a faculty member in the Sociology Department at the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 14 June 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.