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This paper deals with the cosmopolitan, Anglophone institution of a youth theatre among Anglophone migrants in the Czech Republic. While Anglophone migrants are privileged due to the English language and its position in the globalized world, all children and young people with migrant parents struggle with establishing their position among their peers, where it is essential to be included. In the Czech context of a homogeneous society, Anglophone teenagers are often considered different and their position in a peer group may be questioned. When the teenagers enjoy the Anglophone, safe environment of the youth theatre, what makes them ‘other’ in the outside world makes them ‘normal’ in the theatre group and strengthens their cosmopolitanism. The homogeneity of Czech society pushes them into more privileged social landscapes.

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Anglophone migration, cosmopolitanism, privileged social landscape, otherness

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