Welcome to Peacocks and Ugly Ducklings! Glad you Found it.
So why this silly name and what's it all about?
This site is part of my present project: I'm currently writing my PhD thesis on the Mod subculture. As soon as I had finished my M. A. thesis on the same subject in 2000, I was determined to have a website with an online questionnaire for research purposes.
A certain narcissism has always been ascribed to the male Mod. Quite often they've been called peacocks, whereas the females were said to look rather plain. Peter Everett writes in You'll never Be Sixteen Again:
Unable to excite much of a sexual response in her pill-popping peacock beau, the mod girl would stand, uneasily clutching a big square handbag, wearing the uniform, trying to look right being ignored, wishing she knew who the hell Howlin' Wolf was (56).
As I'm focusing on role models and the shaping of identity within this subculture, I decided to go for this domain name.
The last question to be answered in this preface is: Why the hell is she doing it? Easy. There are some people within the scene, who have written their masters and diploma on Mod. I am no exception to this. But I've been part of the German Mod scene for more than 20 years. And it certainly has influenced me, to say the least.