NON-ACADEMIC FORMS OF CONSTRUCTIVISM IN FOLK HISTORICAL IMAGINATIONS IN MACEDONIA AND SLOVENIA
The author analyzes folk historical and non-academic forms of constructivism as a method of historical studies in contexts of attempts to use it to study the national histories of Slovenia and Macedonia. The author believes that constructivism as a private form of revisionism became an attempt to find new languages of historical writing. Constructivism became a marginal method for national histories writing because most intellectuals reject it, preferring to use primordial and ethnocentric models and languages of history writing. The academic constructivists deconstruct the grand narratives of the preceding historiography and imagine histories as intellectual and cultural constructs. Attempts to write national histories in constructivist contexts are absent. The nationalist constructivist approaches ethnicise the ancient history and transplant modern political and ethnic identities.